What turns a Hollywood artist into a bona fide fashion superstar? The dynamic marriage of a celebrity and a brilliant stylist. Once stars have made a name for themselves in Hollywood, they need to build a strong team behind them, and the relationship between a celeb and a wardrobe stylist, in particular, deserves recognition. One of our favorite duos is none other than Selena Gomez and Kate Young. Young is responsible for creating some of Gomez's most memorable looks, both on and off the red carpet.
Childhood star, singer and one of the most followed people on Instagram, Gomez has been on the scene since her teenage years. We've seen her style grow from her Disney Channel days to now more elegant, adult red carpet looks. It's natural that Gomez partnered with Young, who is also a seasoned leader in her own field, who has worked with the likes of Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson, and Sienna Miller. Young makes sure that Gomez looks sleek, polished and refined 24/7. When talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Young explained that "with each one of my clients...I am thinking about their body and their style. Their style is both their taste and my version of them, combined."
Ahead, we rounded up Gomez's most memorable looks, showcasing how her and Young, together, are unstoppable forces in fashion. Because building an image is truly a marriage of the minds and being on the same creative wavelength. And when these factors all come together? Boom, dynamite.
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2013: Flaunt Magazine En Garde! Party
Gomez arrived to the event in a Cushnie Et Ochs dress from resort 2014. She completed the cutout dress with black pointed pumps and a black lip, which was equal parts dark and sexy.
2013: MTV VMA Awards
Back when she was dating Justin Bieber, Gomez opted for a corset bodice Atelier Versace dress. She paired it with silver metallic pumps and emerald earrings.
2013 Teen Choice Awards
A fan of the brand, Gomez was once again in a figure-flattering Cushnie et Ochs dress. She completed the look with Nicholas Kirkwood pumps and Neil Lane jewels that matched the dress.
2013: David Letterman
Gomez donned a black turtle neck crop top with a double high-slit skirt. The ultimate showstopper ensemble, whether you're making a television appearance or mingling with the fans.
2015: The Tonight Show
For her performance on the late-night talk show, Gomez donned an Anthony Vaccarello dress under a Lanvin oversized blazer. The look was completed with black booties and a headband.
Gomez out and about in New York City. She wore a super figure-flattering Jacquemus dress that was perfectly cinched at the waist and a pair of classic peep-toe strap heels.
2017: SiriusXM Studios
For her Sirius XM appearance, Gomez layered a white crew neck shirt under a loose-fitting camisole dress for a chic look with a casual feel.
2017: On the Street in NYC
Try this formula for the ultimate off-duty look: a chunky cardigan over a tight black turtleneck (or leotard), cropped jeans, and lug-sole loafers.
2017: Harper's Bazaar Icons Gala
For a red carpet appearance with new beau The Weeknd, Gomez went with glam '60s mod. She wore a pink Valentino shift dress, Gianvito Rossi heels, and Tiffany & Co emerald jewelry. The Weeknd wore a velvet suit with jeweled lapels.
2017: InStyle Awards
Gomez rocked a Jacquemus dress and heels while presenting Hung Vanngo for a "Makeup Artist of the Year" award. The outfit was simple and sexy.
2017: Selena Gomez Visits KISS-FM
At KISS-FM in London, Gomez wore a floral dress by Isabel Marant, and a pair of red heels by Mansur Gavriel.
2017: BBC Radio
While in London, Gomez showed Young some love by rocking these cat eye sunglasses from Young's collab with Tura eyewear. She paired the accessory with a black dress by Proenza Schouler layered over a white long-sleeve shirt.
2017: The Fashion Awards
When Gomez spoke to Vogue UK about going blonde, she said, “It’s still in my comfort zone, but I've loved being able to explore. A lot has kind of happened in the last year, and I'm enjoying wrapping it up in a way where I just feel it is exciting and fresh." For this event, she wore a dress designed by Stuart Vevers, which was inspired by "dark romance."
2018: Met Gala
Once again in one of Stuart Vevers' custom pieces, Gomez rocked this ethereal gown for the Heavenly Bodies themed Met Gala. She paired it with a small diamond cross necklace and a serious spray tan.
2019: WE Day California
To this anti-child labor event, Gomez was impossibly chic in a navy Dior number and purple cat eye. Rawr.
2019: Live with Kelly and Ryan
What's more perfect for a talk show than something bright, graphic, and fun? This Chanel dress goes perfectly with white slingbacks and a pared-down hairstyle.
At the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Gomez was on hand to promote her new star-studded film, The Dead Don't Die. The star wore this super flattering white two-piece set by Louis Vuitton. The giant Bulgari diamond necklace didn't hurt either.
2019: 'Dead Don't Die' Movie Premiere
What feels more glam for the evening than a feather moment? This off-the-shoulder dress by Celine hits the mark.
2019: American Music Awards
Before her performance, Gomez arrived to the red carpet in a Versace dress and matching pumps from the fashion house's spring 2020 collection.
2020: Hollywood Beauty Awards
The star stunned in a beautiful pink off-the-shoulder Patou dress. Glamour reported that Gomez was quoted on Instagram saying that she couldn't "f*cking move" in the look. Hey, we love a girl who just wants to be comfortable.
Katie Attardo is the Accessories Editor at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion and jewelry-related.
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