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The Fashion Library with 2000+ Dresses Celebrity Stylists Flock To for the Oscars

With thousands of designer dresses and just as many shoes, the Albright Fashion Library is a stylist’s awards season secret weapon.

By: Noah Lehava
Styling: Noah Lehava
Photography: Tristan Kallas

Dawn is about to break, and Hollywood is commencing its biggest night of the year, the Oscars. It’s an evening to celebrate the phenomenal work of directors, screenwriters, composers, costume designers, and actors. But we’d be remiss to say that it wasn’t also the biggest night in red carpet fashion. And thus, the biggest night for stylists, makeup artists, and the hair wizards that primp and prep the A-listers. But what you might not know is that the stylists’ secret weapon for any awards show, but especially the Oscars, is the Albright Fashion Library. It’s an entire home filled with racks upon racks of floor-length archival gowns (think Tom Ford for Gucci) and right-off-the-runway pieces. Once you get past the rooms holding thousands (yes, thousands!) of gowns, you’ll reach the closet with floor-to-ceiling rows of shoes...and then maze through the walls of handbags, and you’ll reach the cases of jewels. Let’s just say, it’s a Coveteur dream. As well as a stylist’s. Albright Fashion Library’s Tara Williams gave us the grand tour of the most memorable pieces and what the day ahead of the Oscars looks like at the Library.

“I’m not sure there is such a thing as a typical day at Albright! Honestly, it’s unpredictable and sometimes like hilarious reality TV. Our days are ever-changing, whether it be a private consultation with one of our celebrity clients or tending to our stylists and costume designers. Every day is nonstop action, and we thrive on the wide range of talent and inspiration that comes through our doors.”

"We sleep less around the Oscars! All joking aside, whilst we do feel the urgency and pressure to achieve showstopping looks for every single client that walks into the showroom, this is what we live for. Our services are designed to cater to awards season, so for us it’s when our finely honed systems get the best workout.”

“Our showroom is a pretty fun place to be, the energy is amazing. Doing consultations for hours on end doesn’t get old when every client walks out of our space feeling amazing. It’s greatly rewarding.”

“We get new items EVERY DAY!”

“We have thousands [of dresses]. I’ve lost count.”

“Tom Ford for Gucci runway gowns and Galliano for Dior are my personal standouts.”

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