We’ve been longtime fans of Karla Welch’s personal style and work. She’s one half of bi-coastal star styling team (and fellow Canadians) Kemal & Karla, dressing names like Michelle Williams, Lily Collins, Zooey Deschanel, Hailee Steinfeld, and Olivia Wilde.
For every amazing celebrity red carpet moment, there’s a genius stylist working diligently behind the scenes. Each year, The Hollywood Reporter recognizes their accomplishments with its “Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood” roundup, and the 2017 list is full of especially talented pros.
This year, one stellar stylist managed to stand out among the rest and nab the top spot: Karla Welch, who dresses Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson, Karlie Kloss, Michelle Monaghan, Busy Phillips, and others. So why does she wield so much power in the industry right now? The Hollywood Reporter explained: “A year ago, the world had never heard of Ruth Negga, but between her subtle turn in Loving, for which she was Oscar-nominated, and her exquisitely standout red-carpet presence, courtesy of Welch, the actress is now a fashion force. That’s the power of a No. 1 stylist.” Who could possibly argue with that?
We wanted to share some of the best red carpet moments that Welch’s styled this past year.
Ruth Negga, Oscars 2017 (Valentino gown, Irene Neuwirth for Gemfields headpiece, earrings, and ring) & Golden Globes 2017 (Louis Vuitton dress, Fred Leighton cuff designed with Gemfields Mozambican rubies)
Sarah Paulson, Golden Globes 2017 (Marc Jacobs gold lace-embellished long-sleeve open-back gown with rolling waves of sparkling gold and silver sequins) & Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2017 (Ronald van der Kemp S/S 17 dress)
Karlie Kloss, Oscars 2017 (Stella McCartney gown, Nirav Modi choker and earrings; Stuart Weitzman sandals; Roger Vivier bag) & Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2017 (Naeem Khan gown, Roger Vivier clutch and Stuart Weitzman shoes)
Michelle Monaghan, Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2017 (Brandon Maxwell dress) & Sundance Film Festival 2017 (Louis Vuitton top, pants, and boots)
Let us know what you think about Karla Welch and her dream true stellar style.