“I don’t do a lot of tricky shoes with celebrities,” said Kate Young. The stylist, whose clients include Margot Robbie, Michelle Williams, Sophie Turner and Dakota Johnson, told FN that shoes should be simple when it comes to dressing for the red carpet.
She said, “I find on the red carpet [some shoes] can be distracting and shortening. In photos they read differently then they do in real life, so I tend to use a very simple shoe shape.”
Margot Robbie styled by Kate Young.
Young noted that her go-to silhouettes include pumps, mules and sandals.
She added, “I use the same shoes all the time. There’s this Jimmy Choo flat sandal with a single strap across the toe and a single strap across the ankle. I love pumps. I use pumps all the time. I love a pointy toe mule, which is a basically a cooler version of the pump. I use iconic simple shoes.”
Young is also a fan of designer Tabitha Simmons and Manolo Blahnik’s Chaos sandal.
Dakota Johnson, styled by Kate Young.
While clean and straightforward footwear is key to finalizing a red carpet ensemble, embellished and elaborate shoes make great choices for real-life attire, according to Young.
Sophie Turner, styled by