This Is Officially the Most Powerful Stylist in Hollywood

Erin Fitzpatrick

For every amazing celebrity red carpet moment, there's a genius stylist working diligently behind the scenes. Each year, The Hollywood Reporter recognises their accomplishments with its Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood roundup, and the 2017 list is chock-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?

Scroll down to see the best red carpet moments Karla Welch styled in the past year.

What's your favourite Karla Welch red carpet moment of all time? Tell us in the comments below, and then check out The Hollywood Reporter's full list of the 25 most powerful stylists.

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