Interview questions for Fashion Stylist / Celebrity Stylist

A fashion stylist must have a personal brand that can communicate. A personal brand is what you put out into the world that allows people to know who you are and what you stand for. The most important part of a personal brand is the story you tell; it should be unique and captivating. It should be able to make people feel something when they read it or hear it. You can share your story with the world through interviews – if you have the opportunity for a blog, radio, tv, web or vlog interview, don’t miss it and prepare yourself well.

If you are ever going to be interviewed by the media, it is essential to prepare for the interview. It is best to plan out what you want to say beforehand and have some notes.

Interview questions for a fashion stylist are unique and different from the typical interview questions for any other profession. Interviewers will want to know your experience in the industry, what you like to do, and your strengths.

Below is the list of interview questions for fashion stylists and interview questions for celebrity stylists that can help you prepare nicely for a media interview.

  1. Hello ABC, I truly appreciate your agreeing to do this interview. Please introduce yourself to the readers.
  2. Thank you so much for taking the time for the interview. First, we’d love to ask how you got to working as a stylist.
  3. Tell me about yourself and your career so far, how did you become a fashion stylist?
  4. Tell us about your childhood, education, and family?
  5. How did you get your start in styling?
  6. So how did you become a stylist? What advice would you give?
  7. Describe your style in 3 words.
  8. Who are your style icons?
  9. What’s your wardrobe MVP?
  10. Trademark accessory?
  11. One piece you’re buying for spring to update your look?
  12. If you could only wear one designer the rest of your life who would it be?
  13. That is very interesting. In your earlier years, what did you plan as a career?
  14. First fashion memory?
  15. What prompted you to journey into the field of being a stylist?
  16. What would you never wear? 
  17. How long have you been a celebrity stylist?
  18. That’s amazing! It is great for you to value each of your clients like that. ABC, in your profession, what are some of your goals?
  19. Go to evening look?
  20. Daytime uniform?
  21. Do you wear a favorite piece to death?
  22. Are you a closet editor or a builder?
  23. How did you get your start in styling?
  24. What advice would you give an up-and-coming fashion stylist?
  25. What’s your approach when you first start styling someone? Do you ask questions, go through their closet? 
  26. Who have been some of your inspirations, mentors, or role models?
  27. The girls you style are often in dramatic coats, is that a personal signature of yours?
  28. Do you generally style for day-to-day as well as events?
  29. As a celebrity stylist, what are some opportunities you have been blessed to get your hands into?
  30. Awesome, and so how did you get into fashion show event production and fashion styling and all that stuff?  
  31. Those were some awesome opportunities! What are some things you aim to represent or display when working with clients or on sets?
  32. What are a few tips you would like for people to remember concerning overall self-care and beauty?
  33. That is truly some beneficial information. Where can people find out more about your products and a published book you are included in?
  34. How do you go about getting your hands on the best fashion for a photoshoot?
  35. Are there any experiences or lessons that have stuck with you in your career? 
  36. What would you say for those who are just starting out and don’t have enough connections?
  37. That’s what you have to do, you have to kind of hustle on the side.
  38. Who is your favorite designer? Why?
  39. Can you tell us more about how you selected your interview outfit?
  40. Tell me a little bit about the inspiration behind your first collection. I read that you were inspired by XYZ, but how did that translate into the designs?
  41. What styling advice would you give other women?
  42. What in your opinion makes the perfect red carpet look? 
  43. Who are some of your go-to designers for styling now?
  44. Which brand would you love to do a styling for?
  45. Which blog is your favorite?
  46. What are the best and worst things about our industry?
  47. What do you wish someone had told you when you started?
  48. How does your journey as a queer man get reflected in your work?
  49. What steps do you take to protect your physical and mental health during the stress and craziness of award season? 
  50. How important is coming together with hairstylists and makeup artists to achieve the best results? 
  51. How do you determine a client’s personal style?
  52. What’s the most fun part of your job?
  53. Do you find it’s growing, do you find there’s more startup designers now than there used to be in London?
  54. What’s your approach when you first start styling someone?
  55. Are there certain types of looks the photograph best?
  56. What should girls steer clear of?
  57. Where would you search for clothes?
  58. Describe a time early in your career where you felt you could say, ‘I made it’.
  59. How would you source rare items?
  60. What are some of your favorite Instagram accounts for inspiration?
  61. Where does gender and sexuality stand for you, in your styling process?
  62. How did you train and what was your experience?
  63. What work are you most proud of?
  64. Most fashion stylists, when they first start out, are primarily attracted to editorial work. How do you balance editorial and commercial work? And what do you think is the value of editorial work, especially given that it often pay so little?
  65. Favorite look that you’ve styled to date?
  66. What has been the most memorable moment of your career so far?
  67. What is one no-fail styling trick you have? 
  68. Give us a rundown of what your Oscars Sunday looks like?
  69. What would you do if a client insisted on purchasing an ill-fitting item?
  70. What’s your philosophy on the high low-mix? What are some of your go-to approachable brands?
  71. If you could choose a celebrity closet to shop in, who’s would it be and why?
  72. What challenges do you have as a stylist?
  73. How did you get started in styling? What prompted your career in celebrity styling?
  74. Are you pro leggings as pants?
  75. Tell us about your favorite red carpet memory? 
  76. How do you like to use color?
  77. Which current trends would you incorporate in your clothing selections?
  78. Describe the most challenging person you have styled. What did you learn?
  79. How can one imagine a typical working day?
  80. How do you work with the production designers and cinematographers when it comes to color palettes?
  81. What’s one thing you’d never put a client in?
  82. You have a very successful career as a celebrity stylist. You’ve accomplished really amazing things in that realm. So, why did you want to start designing?
  83. What constitutes a strong working relationship with clients? 
  84. Who in your life brings you good vibes and positive energy?
  85. Everyone loves a good deal, what are some of your favorite places to find budget buys?
  86. It was great to see how inclusive your model cast was. Why was that important to you to cast a diverse range of models?
  87. What items do you feel are worth splurging on?
  88. You style a lot of people in the public eye, do you consider yourself to be a trendsetter?
  89. Do you think you can be a successful wardrobe stylist anywhere?
  90. What advice do you have for emerging designers or stylists that are looking to break into the fashion industry?
  91. What trends are you loving right now?
  92. Who are some of your most favorite photographers you’ve worked with?
  93. Who are some of your favourite celebrities you’ve worked with?
  94. Which trends do you want to see disappear?
  95. What goals do you wish to achieve in the future?
  96. If you could choose anyone to give a makeover, who would it be and why?
  97. What is the biggest misconception people not working in your field have about your job?
  98. And is there something specifically that you look for in your designers when you’re kind of approaching them or vetting them to see if they would be a good fit for the show?
  99. How do you choose what looks work for each individual client?
  100. Do the clothing choices you make at work inspire your personal style?
  101. How would you describe your personal style?
  102. Yeah, talk about photo shoots and how styling for a photoshoot is different from styling for a fashion show. And what goes into planning for a photoshoot?
  103. What’s in the portfolio for a stylist? 
  104. What is your favorite item in your closet?
  105. Let’s say you could travel back in time to one fashion era, where would you end up? What did you like about that period?
  106. Destiny wants to know your Facebook and your contact information?
  107. What’s the number one thing that really turns you off about a photographer, and makes you unlikely to work with them?
  108. What has been your most successful way of promoting your work?
  109. Imagine that you style a client for a gala. They are not happy about your choices, and suggest something you consider a terrible idea. What will you do in this situation?
  110. If you could describe your style in 3 words, what would it be?
  111. Job of a stylist can be very stressful at times. How do you want to cope with the pressure?
  112. How did your family react when you told them about your career choice?
  113. Do you have a favorite character? Especially style-wise?
  114. Can you tell our readers about your future plans?
  115. What would you like to suggest youngsters who want to work in the fashion industry?
  116. What was one of the most elaborate styling project that have been working with?
  117. Are there any products that you especially like to style?
  118. You have a popular Instagram account with over 80K followers. Everything looks so well together. Are you planning your content ahead or is a lot of it put together spontaneously?
  119. Give us an infalible styling advice for our readers.
  120. When did your curiosity for fashion started?
  121. You’ve dressed so many celebrities for red carpets, fashion shoots, bridals, and now some Bollywood A-listers – can you tell us a little about the process and your experience working with Bollywood?
  122. What is top of your fashion wish list?
  123. Tell us a little about you and your journey so far
  124. What makes you passionate about fashion?
  125. Where do you pull inspiration from? 
  126. Do you have a favourite designer?
  127. Do you prefer personal or fashion styling?
  128. How did you get started working as a celebrity fashion stylist?
  129. What is the most important thing one has to notice when you prep and do a styling?
  130. Let’s take it back to the season premiere episode. Which brands did you use?
  131. Which designers and publications have you worked with? 
  132. What’s next for you this year?