Not only is celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart to thank for some of the best outfits worn by W’s December cover star Cate Blanchett, she’s also behind red carpet looks of the likes of Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfried, Rebel Wilson, and Julia Roberts. Here, she reveals her style and beauty must-haves as well as rules of the red carpet, her favorite looks of all time, and more.
Three words that describe your style: Lazy, practical, but expensive.
Daily uniform: Dress (most likely Proenza Schouler) and a cardigan. This look was named “Grandma Olsen” by my old assistant, Monique.
Preferred footwear: Balenciaga sandals in the summer and flat Chanel booties in the winter.
Finishing touches: A great bag. My favorites are all Givenchy.
Nighttime look: I bust out the heels!
Best recent discovery: Yacine Aouadi
Favorite stores: Net-a-Porter and Neiman Marcus.
Style pet peeve: Poor fit.
Last purchase: New prescription Ray-Bans.
Lusting after: Givenchy bags.
What’s always in your bag: Suqqu lipbalm that is only sold in Japan so friends bring it back for me or I buy in bulk when in Tokyo.
Most prized possession in your closet: A vintage Givenchy dress from Decades.
Fall wardrobe must-have: Cashmere coat.
Something you would never wear: Something extremely uncomfortable.
Something you would never have a client wear on the red carpet: Anything they are not feeling the love for…even if I really love it.
Top red carpet moments: Cate Blanchett at the 2011 Oscars. Jessica Chastain at the 2015 Oscars. Blanchett at the 2013 Golden Globes and 2013 SAG Awards. Amanda Seyfried in Balenciaga at the Les Misérables premiere. Cate Blanchett at the London premiere of “Carol” in Esteban Cortazar.
Styling motto: Let’s try it!
Photos: Cate Blanchett’s Stylist Elizabeth Stewart Loves Givenchy, Japanese Lipbalm
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy at the 2011 Oscars. Photo by Getty Images.
Cate Blanchett in John Galliano for Maison Margiela Couture at the 2015 Oscars. Photo by Getty Images.
Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé at the 2015 Golden Globes. Photo by Getty Images.
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy at the 2015 SAG Awards. Photo by Getty Images.
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy at the 2015 AACTA Awards. Photo by Getty Images.
Cate Blanchett in Schiaparelli couture. Photo by Getty Images.
Cate Blanchett in Proenza Schouler at the “Truth” premiere. Photo by Getty Images.