[UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 19.]
Ever wondered who plots red-carpet domination alongside Hollywood's top stylists? Here's your answer: They're the upper-crust fashion publicists sitting pretty behind big brands like Balenciaga, Chloé, and Bulgari — and they're one tightly knit, exclusive clique! These ladies and gents are privy to the whispers of every Oscar fitting, know who's wearing what to which premiere weeks in advance, and pretty much take top billing in the dream-gig department (someone practically has to pass away before these positions free up!).
Naturally, when you've got so much clout, you have to be dressed to the nines from 9 to 5 (and beyond). And, since we've been admiring this particular set's style up close and personal at press appointments and parties for a while now, we knew it was high time to give you a glance, too. From lavish Dior bags and vivid Vivienne Westwood belts to teal Choo pumps, these looks are so chic, their wearers could be stepping out on red carpets of their own!