Hollywood’s Glamsquad To Get Awards

Variety & WWD Join Together to Announce their First Annual StyleMakers Honorees

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Designer Zac Posen (L) and actress Demi Moore attend the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
Zac Posen and Demi Moore (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

“Los Angeles, CA (November 10, 2015) –Variety & WWD are launching the First Annual StyleMakers on November 19th at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA.” Said a press release today.  “The iconic publications are coming together to recognize and celebrate the creative behind-the-scenes talent in fashion, beauty and style that made an impact on the entertainment industry in the past year.”

Stylemakers will probably not be the only awards for the increasingly famous-in-their-own right backstage staff of Hollywood. Although period costume designers and special effects make-up artists win Oscars, the modern, real life equivalents who fix the stars up for public appearances seldom score accolades but this looks set to change.

Hairstylist Jen Atkin (Photo: The Wall Group).
Hairstylist Jen Atkin (Photo: The Wall Group).

The StyleMakers celebration spotlights innovators whose work has been seen on hits shows like ‘Scandal,’ ‘Project Runway’ and ‘Shameless.’ Honorees include fashion designer Zac Posen, style influencer Freida Pinto, costume designer Lyn Paolo, stylist Elizabeth Stewart, hair stylist Jen Atkin, make-up artist Lisa Eldridge and photographer Matthew Rolston.”

Stylist Elizabeth Stewart (Photo: The Wall Group).
Stylist Elizabeth Stewart (Photo: The Wall Group).

“I’m humbled and honored to be part of this fantastic array of talents,’ says Posen. “It’s remarkable that two epic and innovative publications such as WWD and Variety have come together to celebrate the transformative power of fashiontainment.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Costume Designer Lyn Paolo attends the "Sheraton Presents: Behind the Lens with SHOWTIME" panel discussion at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel on October 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts)
Costume Designer Lyn Paolo (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Sheraton Hotels & Resorts)

“Entertainment and fashion are almost interchangeable today so the collaboration between our two publications is a natural,” notes WWD editor in chief Ed Nardoza. “Designers are celebrities now while actresses and actors are style leaders – sometimes even branded designers. And a costume designer, hair or makeup artist who strikes a chord through a fictional character or a red carpet style can influence the public as powerfully as the runway.”

 on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France.
Make-up artist Lisa Eldridge

“A collaboration with WWD is as natural as the symbiotic relationship between entertainment and fashion,” say Variety’s co editor in chief Claudia Eller. “We are thrilled to partner with our sister publication that has been such a prominent voice in the fashion industry over the decades and together honor these talented individuals.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Freida Pinto attends the Academy Nicholl Fellowships Screenwriting Awards at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Freida Pinto  (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

StyleMakers is sponsored by Smashbox, Mercedes-Benz, Ulta Beauty & Fromm International.


Hollywood’s Glamsquad To Get Awards