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Must List 2009: Style

Rachel Zoe and the costumes from ''Public Enemies'' made our list

Rachel Zoe
Must Tastemaker

As a celebrity stylist, the 37-year-old Zoe has proved she has impeccable taste when it comes to dressing clients like Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner. Now the style guru and pint-size star of Bravo’s The Rachel Zoe Project (returning Aug. 25) gives EW readers an exclusive peek at all of her Must haves.

A FEW OF HER FAVORITE THINGS…
1. Kate Moss for Topshop
”What Kate does is vintage-inspired clothes that everyone can have a piece of.” (Nude sequined dress; $270 at topshop.com)
2. Stella McCartney sneakers
”I don’t own sneakers. But if you’re going to do it, add a fashion splash.” (”Idony” style; $110 at shopadidas.com)
3. Tom Ford sunglasses
”They’re kind of a modern spin on a vintage pair.” (”Claudia” and ”Scarlett” styles; $400 at neiman marcus.com)
4. Missoni bikinis
”They do these incredible prints — it’s a great way of mixing fashion and function.” ($365 at net-a-porter.com)
5. 7 for All Mankind bell-bottoms
”Jeans are one of those things that are unique to each person. For me, a wide leg works best.” (”Ginger” style; $155 at 7forallmankind.com)
6. Alexis Bittar jewelry ”He is one of my favorite costume-jewelry designers — amazing, affordable, fun. He did that ’80s thing really well with Lucite and neon.” (”Moon Dust” earrings; $395 at alexisbittar.com)
7. Byron Williams hairspray
”Celebrities are obsessed with it, and I don’t go anywhere without it. It’s made with spirulina — it doesn’t build up, but it holds.” ($24 at bybyron.com


Public Enemies
Must Movie Costumes
John Dillinger has been dead for 75 years. But this big-screen thriller will have you craving fedoras and 1930s glam before the summer’s through, courtesy of Oscar-winning costumer Colleen Atwood’s designs. Here’s how she did it.

Johnny Depp as John Dillinger
For her fifth film with Depp, Atwood mixed antique pieces with custom gear — including handmade hats — to dress the actor. ”He loved the period,” she says. ”He loves vintage.”

Marion Cotillard as Billie Frechette
No modern touches here: Atwood stayed true to ’30s trends for Cotillard. ”She’s the kind of actress that puts on something and makes it real — not fashiony and formal.”

Christian Bale as Melvin Purvis
Subtle tailoring shows the good breeding of Bale’s FBI agent. ”The Dillinger gang are about the flash,” says Atwood, ”whereas Christian’s clothes depict that old elegance.”