What do The Rock, Donald Glover, Ryan Reynolds, Rami Malek, Joel Kinneman, Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans, Milo Ventimiglia, Armie Hammer and Ben Affleck all have in common? Ilaria Urbinati, their secret style weapon.
On this week’s episode of "What I Wore When," the top Hollywood stylist—who was nine months pregnant with twins at the time—sat down with me to talk about about the differences between dressing famous males and females, when women are obviously under more pressure to "look" good in Hollywood. "What I don't miss about dressing girls is the overthought that goes into it," Ilaria said "What's nice about guys is they get into it, but they don't really overthink it. No offense to girls, I don't mean that in a bad way."
We also talked about Urbinati's meticulous attention to detail—when she dressed actor Donald Glover for the Star Wars press tour, they decided to take inspiration from Saturday Night Fever and other 1970s classics. Then, during the Cannes Film Festival, they wanted a powder-blue "prom tux," which Gucci made for Glover her request. "Then I had it in my head for some reason that he should have a daisy on his lapel," Ilaria said. "We wanted fresh ones, so I had to be in Cannes and we couldn't get one. They were out of season. My poor assistant is calling every florist in South of France." Eventually, yes, they tracked one down. "I get stuck on these things in my head, but it made the outfit. He had white shoes and he needed the white daisy."
Airport style came up as well, and why we're so obsessed with it (I learned that some famous women wear something comfy to the airport and then change to exit the plane because they'd get photographed) You'll also hear which of her very famous clients she lovingly called "guinea pigs" thanks to their willingness to really go there with looks, and the style mistake she made on her first big job with a ‘90s superstar we both were obsessed with.
Here's the episode!
Originally Appeared on Glamour