The ability to translate high fashion trends into looks that are relatable and wearable is a rare gift – and one that New York City stylist Katy Robbins has in spades. Versatile, creative, and personable, there’s a reason Katy is a go-to stylist for clients coast to coast in search of a style that highlights their individuality while enhancing their physicality.

Indeed, finding looks that fit and flatter is Katy’s specialty. It’s a skill she picked up early in her career, working with actors of all shapes and sizes in the wardrobe department of Sex and the City, and something that informs her process on every job she takes. 

photo: Amy Dickerson

photo: Amy Dickerson

I refuse to put anyone in something that looks bad on their body, no matter how fabulous the piece is. I love working with amazing clothes, but what I do is about people, and making my clients look and feel their best.

That doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy playing dress-up every once in a while. With over a decade of experience under her belt, Katy has mastered a wide range of styles. Need to outfit the cast of a music video in, say, futuristic burlesque garb, post-apocalyptic street wear or late 1800’s period pieces? Katy’s got you covered. Have a celebrity client who needs to look both enviable and accessible? Katy can do that, too, having worked on commercial and editorial shoots with a diverse array of famous faces, from iconic rocker Debbie Harry to NPR host Ira Glass, with pop culture stars Tina Fey, Katie Couric, Jimmy Fallon, Steve Martin, Paula Deen and Kelly Ripa in between.

A native of Nashville, Katy has styled some of the biggest country stars of the day: think Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Eric Church. In fact, it was in Music City that she had her first experience working with a major photographer. Given, when Norman Jean Roy brought Katy onto his set at age 15 it was as a model.  And she was flattered when he asked her to bring some of her vintage clothing to dress the other models too. The excitement of that formative experience stayed with her. Katy’s on-set job description may have changed since then, but her collaborators remain top-shelf, and include Arthur Elgort, Andrew Eccles, Jim Wright, Nigel Parry and Danny Clinch.