Few actresses are more likable than Emma Stone. She is spunky, talented, self-deprecating and slightly goofy. But unlike some approachable actresses, who stick with the pretty if bland aesthetic, Ms. Stone is as soignée as they come.
“She’s very spirited when it comes to fashion,” said Petra Flannery, her stylist for the past decade. “She’s a very animated person, and my goal is to make the clothes complement all of that, whether it’s through color, or a material that makes it unique, or an interesting design.”
It helps that like the variety of characters she inhabits — Ms. Stone is nominated for an Oscar in the best actress category for the feel-good musical film “La La Land” — she has range. She comes alive in marigold (a flirty, floral-printed Gucci creation at a W magazine party last month, which Ms. Flannery called “the ultimate party dress”); sky blue (a crystal-encrusted Prada dress at the Los Angeles “La La Land” premiere in December); and even pale sea foam (a shimmering Atelier Versace gown at the Venice Film Festival in September, which seemed to have gone through a very expensive shredder).
Strange proportions are also fair game. At the EE British Academy Film Awards, familiarly known as…