Anne Hathaway's Stylist Erin Walsh Explains the Star's Groundbreaking Fashion Era

Anne Hathaway's stylist Erin Walsh spoke to E! News about why the star has been slaying each red carpet and how you can dress the part.

By Alyssa Morin May 22, 2023 10:00 AMTags
Watch: Inside Anne Hathaway's Fashion Renaissance

Anne Hathaway on the red carpet? Groundbreaking. But, like, actually.

There's no denying the superstar's new sense of style is reigning supreme, as she's gone full force in fiercely bold looks that range from head-to-toe leopard print to a dominatrix-esque naked dress. As for what ignited the Devil Wears Prada actress' fashion renaissance? As her stylist Erin Walsh put it in an exclusive interview with E! News, the clothes are merely a reflection of the star's inner self.

"What's more stylish than a woman who is embodying her ultimate essence and dressing the part?" the stylist pointed out. "Anne is beautiful inside and out."

Moreover, Erin believes that one of the reasons the Interstellar star's fans are connecting with her newfound fashion is because of her self-assurance.

"People are searching for more in the people they look up to," she said. "It's a visceral thing—everyone wants to feel like they're enough, like they're beautiful, like they have a purpose and have substance. It's very inspiring to see someone actually glowing."

Anne Hathaway Through the Years

She added, "It resonates because people want to feel it themselves."

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Having this mindset is what shines through and goes beyond the clothes. As Erin put it, "Style is about confidence because it comes down to deciding to own and project in this world your very essence."

The stylist doesn't just talk the talk either, she puts her philosophy into motion with the collaborations she takes on. That's why she recently partnered with eyewear brand Silhouette.

"Your eyes are the gateway to your soul, so by framing them, you get to decide how people define your essence," she explained. "Wouldn't you want to perfectly frame your face?"


And whether or not you'd consider yourself a fashionista, Erin offered words of advice that anyone can put into practice the next time they get dressed. Put simply, she shared, "Try to have fun."

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Now that you know Anne's secret sauce to looking good from the inside out, go ahead and take a style cue from her fashion playbook and relive her best wardrobe moments over the years.

All That Glitters Is Gold

In Versace and wearing Bulgari jewelry.

Cat's Got Your Tongue

In Valentino.

Dominatrix Darling

In Valentino.

Met Gala Maven

In Versace.

Working Girl Vibes

In a Christopher John Rogers coat and Valentino dress with a Victoria Beckham bag, Wolford tights and Isabel Marant knee-high boots.

Bedazzled Beauty

In Valentino.

Power Suit

In Elie Saab.

Barbiecore Babe

In Valentino.

Monocrhomatic Moment

In Michael Kors.

Out Of This World

In Ralph Lauren

Love in Lace

In Jonathan Simkhai.

Simply Sheeth

In Protagonist. 

Dominatrix Doll

In Valentino.

Pop of Pink

In Solace London.

Show Us Your Feathers

In Rodarte.

White on White

In IRO blazer and Theory trousers.

Back It Up

In Calvin Klein.

Crystal Clear

In Wes Gordon.

Dark Details

In Chanel Couture.

Picking Sides

In Rodarte.

Slip & Sleek

In Richard Nicoll.

Webbed Beauty

In Christopher Kane.

Radiant Red

In Calvin Klein.

Metallic Intrigue

In Gucci halter.

Little Black Yes

In Chanel.

Blond Bombshell

In Givenchy.

Column Goddess

In Chanel.

Punk Princess

In vintage Valentino Couture.

Shine On

In Saint Laurent.

Prada Perfection

in Prada.

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