Elizabeth Saltzman is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a London-based stylist. Her preferred mode of dress is best described as classic with an unexpected edge: midriff-baring Emilio Pucci, plunging Stella McCartney, and sheer Antonio Beradi ensure her most famous client, Gwyneth Paltrow, invariably appears at the top of best dressed lists.
Saltzman has considerable influence in the industry, enabling her to commission pieces from the world’s top designers, including an ivory caped Tom Ford gown Paltrow wore to the 2012 Academy Awards.
Her years as a fashion editor not only grants the stylist the necessary contacts for her job, her experience makes her one of the most accurate trend spotters and one of the most decisive stylist’s working, “I don’t play games, I usually only pick three dresses to choose from, so I don’t waste the designer’s time or mine.”
Saltzman began her career at Giorgio Armani in 1983, but soon moved to US Vogue in 1985. Saltzman was quickly promoted to senior fashion editor at the magazine, a position she held for eight years until she left to join Vanity Fair as fashion editor. Saltzman was promoted by the magazine to fashion director in 1995.