How Selena Gomez’s New Stylist Is Highlighting Her “Many Beautiful Layers”
Erin Walsh knows what’s good for you. As the celebrity stylist behind Anne Hathaway’s bombshell style renaissance, she’s established herself as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand fashion fairy godmothers. Now, Selena Gomez is getting in on the magic. At the inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit, held in Los Angeles on Oct. 4, the star solidified her new style era in several jaw-dropping looks in partnership with Walsh. It appears Gomez began working with Walsh in June after many years with Kate Young.
Walsh soft launched Gomez’s fresh style over the course of recent award shows and Paris Fashion Week outings. Gomez first started turning heads with the red sheer illusion dress she wore to the 2023 MTV VMAs. Later, in Paris, she popped up in a polka-dot Jacquemus minidress and a sultry Versace slip.
“I think style resonates with people when we see someone really shining. My goal is always to harness someone’s best essence and share it with the world,” Walsh tells POPSUGAR. “There are so many beautiful layers with Selena, and her superpower of sharing her vulnerability with the world makes it pretty magical. The clothes part is somewhat incidental in this way, like the icing on a cake?”
“There are so many beautiful layers with Selena.”
More recently, Gomez attended her initiative’s benefit wearing a larger-than-life floral Rahul Mishra minidress, consisting of glittery purple petals that come together to form a delicate skirt. Gomez wore the sustainable look with strappy lilac sandals and statement earrings, leaving her hair down and straight. “The look aims to imitate the petals of an Iris flower through intricate hand embroidery,” the brand wrote on Instagram, showing the intensive process behind the making of the dress.
Later that evening, Gomez and Walsh turned out another glamorous look: a custom floor-length Valentino gown completely encrusted with silver crystals. The ensemble caught the light from every angle, featuring a halter neckline, a rosette detail, and a long train for added drama. “I also really love highlighting this cool, empowered, sensual, divine feminine,” Walsh notes. “I think we could all use a little bit of tapping into that lately.”
Ahead, see highlights from Gomez and Walsh’s blossoming partnership.