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Kristen Stewart and Tara Swennen met during the actress' breakout role in 2007's Into the Wild when she was 14. "I would go to her with anything -- and do -- and sometimes fittings are like full-on therapy sessions," she says.
"We really try to push the envelope," says Kristen Stewart of Swennen. "Tara reminds me that I like to be daring, that I like to do things differently. She pushes me in the best way."
Stylist Tara Swennen is lauded for recognizing a client’s individuality (i.e., Kristen Stewart’s Chanel hot pants), but where she has a larger-than-most impact is internationally, thanks in part to client Kaley Cuoco Sweeting, whose Big Bang Theory dominates worldwide syndication.
Swennen recalls her very first red carpet with Stewart: “She was attending a premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, and it was a Chanel moment.” Chimes in Stewart, the face of Chanel’s new Metiers d’Art Paris-Dallas campaign that debuts in May, “It all comes full circle with Chanel.”
One of Swennen's top look? Her pick is Stewart’s ladylike tweed jacket teamed with those hot pants and fingerless leather gloves that she wore front-row at Chanel’s Haute Couture show in July in Paris.