Emma Chamberlain’s ‘Timeless’ Style, According to Stylist Jared Ellner – WWD


Emma Chamberlain is indisputably certainly one of Gen Z’s true “It” ladies.

Since stepping onto the scene with YouTube as a 16-year-old, the social media star has launched her personal entrepreneurial ventures, together with her personal espresso firm, Chamberlain Coffee, and serving as artistic director of magnificence line Bad Habit Beauty. She can be an envoy for Louis Vuitton, attending its vogue reveals and carrying its girls’s put on regularly.

Chamberlain’s grasp on vogue is noteworthy, and whereas she has at all times been recognized to costume herself nicely, this yr has marked a major one for her. She made her Met Gala debut and attended Paris Fashion Week as soon as extra, all with the assistance of her stylist Jared Ellner.

The two first met when Ellner helped type the YouTuber for a shoot for Garage Magazine two years in the past, whereas he was nonetheless working there as an assistant to the style director. “We just hit it off — I loved her,” Ellner advised WWD. “It was an incredible day.”

Afterward, her publicist requested if he wished to type Chamberlain once more sooner or later, which he stated he would. Eventually, Ellner left Garage and moved to Los Angeles from New York City with the hopes of changing into a stylist, however was uncertain on how to proceed provided that he went to Parsons for vogue design and had not essentially styled full time earlier than.

Then Chamberlain’s publicist reached out and talked about she was on the lookout for a full-time stylist, asking if Ellner would step up to the plate.

“It was so beyond lucky. The timing worked out incredibly well, it was shocking,” he stated. “Then we kind of just hit the ground running.”

Chamberlain was one of many first stars to embrace the resurgence of developments from the late ‘90s to early Aughts period, managing to mesh items like a classic Paul Frank or Von Dutch crop prime and low-rise cargo pants with Louis Vuitton loafers. With that, Ellner merely leaned into her sense of vogue and helped elevate it.

“​​She has unbelievable style. She’s truly a dream client and person to work with because she has such a good sense of her own style and a good eye that it makes working with her effortless,” he stated. “I’m such a fan of how she puts herself together already, so being asked to help with that was the best possible dream job I could’ve ever asked for.”

When it comes to defining and drawing inspiration for her type, Ellner believes that Chamberlain could be very “classic” and versatile.

“She looks timeless, no matter what she does, I feel like she has a very good ability to wear new things and vintage things and make it all look classic,” Ellner stated. “She reminds me a lot of early ‘90s fashion. She can pull from a lot of different references. She always tends to make something look very natural, so it can go a million different ways because she’s super adaptable.”

Recently, Ellner helped put collectively a few of the YouTuber’s largest vogue seems to be this yr, together with the customized glowing, sequin- and rhinestone-studded Louis Vuitton costume she wore to her Met Gala debut. The costume featured triangle cutouts, displaying off her midriff and the perimeters of her abdomen, a backless design and an uneven practice on her proper aspect.

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Emma Chamberlain on the 2021 Met Gala carrying Louis Vuitton.
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While the stylist has put collectively loads of memorable ensembles for Chamberlain since they’ve labored collectively, the Met Gala look was his favourite.

“I definitely can’t take full credit for that because it was such a collaboration with Emma with Louis Vuitton,” Ellner stated. “There was a lot love and labor put into that from all sides. It was each of our first [Met Gala] and I believe she actually wished to ensure that this second was her showing grown-up. She’d by no means actually stepped out and showcased vogue like this.

“She had such beautiful ideas. We were sending back and forth a lot of images of Cher and different silhouettes,” he continued. “We wanted to use this moment to really make her youthful but very grown-up and stepping into a new light of fashion era for her. So that was a very, very special one.”

So far this yr, Ellner and Chamberlain have labored collectively on cowl shoots for L’Officiel Philippines, Forbes France and Numéro Netherlands, in addition to picture campaigns for Chamberlain Coffee and her “7 Days, 7 Looks” video phase for Vogue.

“It’s honestly surreal, but it doesn’t really feel that overwhelming and scary because I have such an amazing partner in this at the end of the day,” Ellner stated. “I get to work with her, and I love her mind, how she thinks and what she wants so much that it’s hard to lose sight of that. It never feels daunting or intimidating. It’s genuinely just exciting.”


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