Nigerian-American stylist, Ade Samuel has been rapidly rising through the ranks in the fashion industry, growing from her days as an intern at Teen Vogue to styling superstars like Kelly Rowland, Usher, Yara Shahidi and Cynthia Erivo.
American digital and print magazine, The Hollywood Reporter recently named her one of the 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood 2019.
To compile the list, The Hollywood Reporter studied the red carpet show-stoppers spotted over the last year, from award ceremonies to movie premieres, analysing which stylists delivered looks that contributed to and impacted contemporary fashion debate.
Ade Samuel, who styled Black Panther stars, Letitia Wright and Michael B. Jordan last year, as well as Justine Skye, Usher, Kofi Siriboe and more, made her debut on this list, ranking a commendable 20 out of the 25.
Lady Gaga’s stylists, Tom Eerebout and Sandra Amador, were among other newcomers, joining old hands like Karla Welch, who styles Tracee Ellis Ross, Sarah Paulson and Justin Briber; and Wayman Bennerman and Micah McDonald, who styled Regina King this year.
Unsurprisingly, as the star’s go-to stylist, it was Michael B. Jordan’s velvet Tom Ford tux that was highlighted as Ade Samuel’s ‘Top Look’. Jordan wore the ensemble to the Oscars last month, accessorised with Piaget white diamond lapel pins to “jazz it up”, she told The Hollywood Reporter.