You might wonder where a celebrity got a hat, a shoe or a dress. But where did that celebrity get it. And by it we mean that thing – the unmistakable gravitas that’s an amalgamation of good fashion, good marketing and talent (sometimes). According to Tyrone Edwards, a panelist from the show Celebrity Style Story (Season 2 premieres August 31 on E! at 10:30 p.m. ET), it’s something celebs grow into. It can also require one good stylist, but not an overly eager one. The show itself, for the unfamiliar, is a panel discussion about a celebrity’s fashion choices. Sound familiar?
When we asked Edwards about the show, and its obvious comparison to the show Fashion Police, he was quick to remind us they are not the same show. “I feel like Fashion Police is more critical and almost more mean, catty and what-not,” he tells us. “We’re sort of looking at the facts — if you wear this haute couture gown, is it event-appropriate, is it timeless?”
And because the show chronicles a star’s trajectory from humble beginnings to today, there’s less of that feeling of “attacking” celebrities like you might find on other shows. There are opinions, sure, but since there’s a lot of ground to cover, it doesn’t feel mean-spirited. “We’re not talking about rules – these are considerations,” Edwards adds.
To give you an idea of what a consideration might be, we refer you to this gem from our conversation with Edwards: “I honestly believe that no one at a certain level should wear a kitten heel or white leather boots. Leave those for the children,” Edwards tells us. There isn’t a rule in place, like “don’t wear white boots after Labour Day,” because it’s merely a personal consideration. (And something for you to consider.) And really, Edwards doesn’t even care if you do wear white boots or kitten heels, because these considerations are merely his own thoughts when it comes to fashion and you can honestly take ’em or leave ’em.
And that’s what makes this show kind of real. Edwards and his panel’s “considerations” are akin to what you’d say among your friends. In a way, it’s like inviting pals to your house after finding a mysterious box in your attic. Once you’ve opened the trove, you comb through the old photographs and determine where it all went wrong (or right). It’s exactly like that, except memory lane is every style moment a celebrity has ever made.
You can catch the show on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. on E!. And we highly recommend it, because one of Edwards’ favourite style moments in history is Barbra Streisand wearing Arnold Scaasi in 1968 at the Oscars. And, well, it’s Barbra, and we wouldn’t trust anyone who hated that look. (Or her.)
Check out what we think are 10 iconic, style-turning moments in celebrity history:
What makes a celebrity stylish?
Courtney LoveSome might say Courtney is a mess, but she's a beautiful mess.
What: Rocking out in a tattered frock at the 1995 VMAs, solidifying her place as a muse of the grunge generation. Getty Images
Meghan FoxMeghan Fox has always been smokin' hot.
When: September 12, 2005 at New York Fashion Week.
What: At this point, we begin to take notice that Meghan Fox is the sexpot of the modern world. And really, she's still pretty high up there.Getty Images
BeyonceEven when Beyonce wore her mom's clothes, she looked fierce.
When: 2000 MTV Movie Awards
What: She is co-hosting the MTV pre-show, with Sisqo. But what a frock, right? Captivating. Getty Images
Kim KardashianWe know, we know. She's everywhere. And for good reason. She's been on our minds since at least the '90s.
What: A family photo. Kim's had the goods since the '90s at least. Getty Images
Julianne MooreJulianne Moore is a muse to Tom Ford now, but back in the day? She was an emerging talent. In an opalescent silk pant-suit.
What: E! Network's First Annual Breakthrough Awards Party.Getty Images
Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston was always fashionable, since, hey, she was Rachel Green. But all eyes were on her in the '90s.
What: VH-1 Honors in Los Angeles.Getty Images
Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow is a muse to many, so it's no surprise that it all started in 1985.
When: April 14, 1985
What: At the 4th Annual New York Caberet Benefit for the Williamstown Theate, Gwyneth began to show her love of heritage items of fine quality. Getty Images
Taylor SwiftTaylor has had many style turns, but here's where it all began. In white.
When: 2006 at the CMT Awards
What: a simple white-and-black frock. 'Cause Taylor doesn't do complex. And that's totally okay. Getty Images
Jennifer LopezThis is the most Googled dress in the world. So, yeah, it made her a thing.
When: February 23, 2000.
What: VersaceGetty Images
RihannaRihanna has been a style muse since Pon de Replay.
What: Cropped hoodie and ripped jeans, and it looks good. Getty Images