Katie Grand Styling
In addition to her role as Editor-in-Chief of LOVE Magazine, the biannual Condé Nast style title she founded in February 2009, when a naked Beth Ditto adorned the cover, Katie Grand is a highly regarded stylist and creative consultant, working on some of the most style-defining shows and advertising campaigns of recent years.
Together with Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Katie curated Michele’s first exhibition for Gucci, entitled ‘No Longer / Not Yet’, at Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, October 2015.
She is Senior Contributing Fashion Editor of Interview, Women’s Editor of GQ, and regular contributor to Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, and Tatler.
Katie Grand is Creative Director of Marc Jacobs Beauty advertising campaign, Marc Jacobs Menswear advertising campaign, Marc Jacobs Womenswear advertising campaign, and Marc by Marc Jacobs womenswear advertising campaign, all of which she has worked on since September 2012 (Spring/Summer 2013). She is also stylist of Marc Jacobs Womenswear shows from Spring/Summer 2013 to present.
A long-standing relationship with Marc Jacobs, she styled 18 Louis Vuitton Womenswear shows during his tenure there as Creative Director, from February 2005 (Autumn/Winter 2005) until October 2013 (Spring/Summer 2014), including four Louis Vuitton Menswear shows, from July 2004 until January 2006 (Spring/Summer 2005 until January 2006 Autumn/Winter 2006).
She has styled Bottega Veneta Menswear and Bottega Veneta Womenswear shows and advertising campaigns since February 2014 to present (Autumn/Winter 2014), and styled Dunhill [menswear] shows for Spring/Summer 2015 and Autumn/Winter 2014/15, and Dunhill advertising campaign for Autumn/Winter 2015.
She styled the Gucci Womenswear show for Spring/Summer 2015, and styled Sonia Rykiel Autumn/Winter 2014 and Spring/Summer 2015 shows as well as their Autumn/Winter 2014 advertising campaign.
She has styled her good friend Giles Deacon’s Giles show [womenswear] from February 2004 (Autumn/Winter 2004) to present. In October 2014, she styled a Giles show spectacular at Kensington Palace, an exploration of Giles Deacon's archive collections, with millinery by Stephen Jones.
She styled Jonathan SaundersWomenswear shows from February 2009 (Autumn/Winter 2009) to February 2015 (Autumn/Winter 2015).
She was Art Director and Stylist of Balmain Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 advertising campaign and Balmain Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 advertising campaign.
In September 2014, she was awarded the Fashion Media Award 'International Magazine of the Year, LOVE' by The Daily Front Row presented to her by Kendall Jenner at a gala in New York.
In January 2014 the annual Debretts 500 list announced her as one of the most influential names in the UK, as well as being included in Business Of Fashion's 'BoF 500' as one of the people shaping the global fashion industry, having also appeared the year earlier.
She has designed three 'Katie Grand ❤ Hogan' collections (Spring/Summer 2013, Autumn/Winter 2013/14 and Spring/Summer 2014) and Edited an accompanying magazine 'Gang'.
For the past 12 years, Katie has worked with Marc Jacobs, having styled her first Louis Vuitton campaign for Spring/Summer 2003, subsequently styling 18 Louis Vuitton Womenswear shows from Autum/Winter 2005 until Spring/Summer 2014 show, and including four Louis Vuitton Menswear shows, (the first of which was Spring/Summer 2003).
In February 2012, she curated 'Louise Vuitton - Marc Jacobs', an exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris. A film for which she was Creative Director, FANCLUB, directed by Ruth Hogben, and celebrating 14 years of Louis Vuitton, was screened as part of the exhibition.
In May 2010, she curated Louis Vuitton's first ever exhibition to celebrate their ready to wear, which formed the centrepiece to the first Louis Vuitton Maison on London's Bond Street, which has since been restaged in Moscow and, in May 2011, Paris.
Katie curated 2012's Children in Need "Designer Pudsey" project for the BBC, drawing in designers like Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Prada and Tom Ford, to great acclaim.
In May 2012, she was Creative Director of 'Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations' MET catalogue, which accompanied 'Elsa Schiaparelli and Miucci Prada: On Fashion' exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum Of Art.
In October 2011, she was awarded the 'Innovator of the Year' at a glittering gala at New York's Museum Of Modern Art, when Marc Jacobs presented her with a statue. The accompanying 6-page interview with Grand in WSJ Magazine was entitled 'The Beating Heart of Fashion'.
In February 2010, she collaborated with renowned CGI director James Lima on The LOVE Thing, LOVE's first commercial. Increasingly taking on the role of Creative Director with several short films, Modelgeddon was released later that year. an all-Versace apocalypse, directed by Lima, followed by 'Boing', a blue-skies paean to childhood summers, featuring Miu Miu, and directed by Alasdair McLellan.
She has been Creative Director on several Louis Vuitton films, as well as films for Katie Grand ❤ Hogan', Armani, Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, and Versace.
In October 2009, she was the stylist for the 4th annual Fashion Rocks in Rio de Janeiro, overseeing the whole event to great acclaim.
In February 2009, she was invited to oversee Prada's Old Bond Street store in London as part of The Iconoclasts project where she took charge of their visual identity.
She styled several shows for Prada and Miu Miu from Autumn/Winter 2002 until Spring Summer 2005, also working on Miu Miu advertising campaigns since.
She was awarded ‘Stylist of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards in 2003, and has been twice nominated for the Isabella Blow Award.
An early obsession with fashion lead her to study at London's Central Saint Martins. In 1993, during her year out, she launched Dazed & Confused with friends Jefferson Hack and Rankin. None of them realised just how important to their generation this fold-up, pamphlet-style fanzine – as it was back then – would become. In her role as Fashion Director, the influence of Dazed grew as the magazine became a fully fledged contender in the style market.
In September 1999 she moved to the iconic magazine The Face, again as Fashion Director. The following year, the magazine’s publishers approached her about launching a new fashion/art title. This quickly materialised as POP magazine, heralding the arrival of the luxury superglossy women’s biannual as the most authoritative format in fashion publishing. Eight years on and with 20 issues of POP under her belt, she was invited by Condé Nast to launch a new biannual, which became LOVE Magazine.
Designers continue to hanker after the perspective and knowledge on show, in whichever magazine Grand helms, for their own collections and campaigns. Granted free rein at Bottega Veneta in the late Nineties, she gave the Italian house a youthful reinvention of the sort that other, bigger brands were hungry for. Among the many collections that went on to benefit from her involvement were Prada womenswear and Dolce & Gabbana and D&G menswear, while her longstanding collaboration with Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton extended far beyond shows and advertising.
Alicia Vikander Agyness Deyn, Alessandra Ambrosio, Amber Valetta, Abbey Clancy, Beth Ditto, C-3PO, Cara Delevingne, Chloe Moretz, Chloë Sevigny, Christina Ricci, Coco Sumner, Courtney Love, Daphne Groeneveld, Daria Werbowy, Diane Kruger, Drew Barrymore, Edie Campbell, Eliza Cummings, Emily Ratajkowski, Eva Mendes, Florence Welch, Georgia May Jagger, Gwendoline Christie, Helena Bonham-Carter, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Jourdan Dunn, Jeneil Williams, Jude Law, Kate Moss, Kelly Brook, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kylie, Kristen McMenamy, Lara Stone, Laura Carmichael, Lea T, Liberty Ross, Linda Evangelista, Liz Hurley, Madonna, Marc Jacobs, Michelle Dockery, Miley Cyrus, Minnie Mouse, Miranda Kerr, Miss Piggy, Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, P Diddy, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sienna Miller, Snoopy, Victoria Beckham
“Love magazine, a biannual bible of cool whose editor-in-chief, Katie Grand, is accepted as high fashion’s premier harbinger of hip.” The Independent, July 2015
"LOVE Magazine, the British bi-annual with its finger on the throbbing pulse of fashion”The Sunday Telegraph, August 2015
“Katie Grand - a Jedi master of the fashion industry” The Guardian, July 2015
"Katie Grand, the British fashion editor known for her ability to make a brand relevant to the zeitgeist." The Guardian, December 2014
Vanity Fair, September 2015
Super-Stylist Katie Grand Dishes on Late Pre-Show Nights with Marc Jacobs
"Derek Blasberg is interviewing fashion’s biggest behind-the-scenes movers and shakers. Today: super-stylist Katie Grand"
The Daily Front Row, September 2015
Love Connection: Marc Jacobs & Katie Grand
Marc Jacobs says: "Katie is involved in every aspect of communication in some way. She comes up with concepts for ads, she works with me on the concepts for the shows, she’s involved with as much as possible in the creative output here."
Business of Fashion, February 2015
"Katie Grand talks to Colin McDowell about her career, Kim Kardashian and making a fashion magazine in the Internet age"
Sunday Times Style, February 2015
Katie Grand interviewed alongside Cara Delevingne for Sunday Times Style cover story on Cara Delevingne's "career beyond the camera and life at Love Magazine"
The Observer, February 2015
The Top 20 British Fashion Players
The Daily Front Row, September 2014
Fashion Media Awards: Katie Grand, International Magazine of the Year, LOVE
"...visionary stylist Katie Grand changed the way a fashion book could look with her impact on major runways; her singular ability to launch a trend won her publishing’s brass ring: her very own Condé title, LOVE which has been the boundary-pushing biannual to watch."
"Superstar Stylist Katie Grand..."
Paper Magazine, February 2014
"Katie Grand's Cult Style Bible..."
London Evening Standard, February 2014
The Circle Of LOVE
The Zoe Report, January 2014
Women of Style: Katie Grand
"...her incredible work has resulted in some of the most inspiring and dynamic fashion images in history"
Sunday Times Style, June 2013
She Makes It Happen
"Grand is one of the most powerful players in fashion. Love may be her editorial platform, but her tentacles stretch far wider through the fashion universe." Claudia Croft
The Times, February 2012
The super stylist who decides what will be hanging in your wardrobe
“She is one of the driving forces in fashion,” Miuccia Prada tells interviewer Hilary Rose.
WSJ Magazine, October 2011
The Beating Heart of Fashion
"In Grand's world, gutsy trumps dewy every time."
Stella Magazine September 2011
Katie Grand: the super-stylist
Harpers Bazaar, September 2011
Independent Women: Katie Grand
"...has worked with and styled for the coolest brands and magazines of note"
Industrie, Issue 1, April 2011
An Interview with Katie Grand
"...one of the most influential, hardworking and respected powerhouses in fashion"
Models.com, September 2010
Interview: Katie Grand
"Fashions premier iconoclast keeps changing the rules of the game with her cutting edge styling, idiosyncratic muses and dedication to her craft"
T Magazine, The New York Times, February 2009
Love Child"... the most sought-out stylist in the industry"
The Times February 2009
Stylist and editor Katie Grand: a style maverick
A perfectly honed instinct for cool - and friendship with fashion's edgiest stars - have turned Katie Grand into a celebrity in her own right. Now the style maverick turned queen bee launches a new magazine, Love.
Observer Magazine July 2008
Why Katie Grand is the most-wanted woman in fashion
Lynn Barber meets an icon of cool
FANCLUB, Katie Grand's film for Louis Vuitton