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Victoria’s Secret’s models might spend a satisfactory volume of time in rhinestone-encrusted wings and lacy bras, though off-duty a Angel patrol favors a unequivocally opposite look. Stars like Martha Hunt, Taylor Hill, and Elsa Hosk have turn good famous for a particular things they competition on a red runner and streets alike, and while a trio’s glamorous posts seem effortless, behind a scenes, a organisation has copiousness of assistance from stylist Jeff K. Kim. Charged with crafting a suave ensembles for celebrities like Michael B. Jordan, Demi Lovato, and Hannah Davis, Kim is also a male behind a nonchalantly voluptuous vibe of a new category of Angels.
Individuality serves as a ordering cause in a looks he puts together for Hill, Hosk, and Hunt during a insistence of a slip super-brand. Given their ability to lift off scarcely anything, a Angels offer as a ideal springboard for experimentation. “Each of them has their possess particular style,” says Kim. “Elsa’s unequivocally a ’70s baby, we always fun that she was innate in a wrong era. Taylor is younger and unequivocally modern. She doesn’t wish to demeanour like a immature lady anymore; she wants to demeanour worldly and voluptuous though also not too ‘in your face.’ we consider that’s her vibe. Martha is a bit earthier and a small some-more of a hippie so she has a loose vibe.” Working one-on-one with a girls, Kim never fails to emanate something memorable—which doesn’t meant that it will greatfully everyone. “There are people who are going to hatred it, people who are going to adore it. At a finish of a day, if people are articulate about it, it’s since you’ve put together something that is value articulate about.”
Though he admits amatory a good square of Elie Saab couture or a well-timed Saint Laurent moment, when it comes to labels, Kim doesn’t play favorites. “There is something implausible from everyone; it’s usually a matter of either it is right for and suitable for that moment,” says a stylist, and for a VS girls, that means gripping tuned in to a moment, any of their singular tastes, and eventually operative with a pieces that Victoria’s Secret is promoting. “How we make a preference [for any look] can count on what we’re compelling from a VS standpoint,” says Kim. “When we were compelling a bralette collection with Taylor, it was all about display off a bralette and a ways that it can be put together with other pieces of clothing—how that could be stylish though ostensible like someone is usually display we their lingerie. As a stylist, that’s fun since you’re radically given a challenge. It’s like, ‘Okay, let’s figure out a best approach to make this a partial of a demeanour that is seamless, that doesn’t demeanour like product placement, though instead creates a outfit demeanour stylish and fits any girl.’ ”
The VS Angels’ clothes usually represents one side of Kim’s work. There are also a times that he flips a book and dresses actor Michael B. Jordan for premieres and press tours. “The categorical indicate of disproportion would be that women have so many options,” says Kim. “There are skirts, pants, high-waisted pants, low-rise pants, or shorts, heels, flats, and all in between. Whereas, for a guy, when it comes to red runner moments, we unequivocally usually have a suit. With Michael, a plea for myself is in gripping it new, fresh, and complicated though with a hold of classic.” With Jordan appearing on mixed best dressed lists final year, we’d contend that Kim has some-more than met his self-imposed challenge.
With a Met Gala on a horizon—and six opposite clients to dress—Kim has a bustling week forward of him, though that’s all partial of a thrill. “I adore what we do. Styling and conform are roughly a form of therapy—being means to comfort someone and make them feel good about themselves and what they’re wearing is incredible. In a fittings, there’s music, there’s laughter—nothing’s too stoic,” says Kim. “People work with me and we wish to give them a oppulance knowledge though also a fun and mouth-watering experience.” Though he’s silent on what surprises to design come Monday night, we can be certain a looks will offer usually a right mix of anticipation and individualism. “The one thing as a stylist that we always try to keep in mind, generally when I’m doing clients for red carpets and personal appearances, is they need to demeanour like themselves. That’s also going to expostulate them to be a many assured on a runner and unequivocally uncover what we put together for them.”