With a nearly all-virtual awards season wrapped, The Hollywood Reporter spotlights the 12 tastemakers who made the most impact during this very unusual year, creating looks for everyone from Zendaya and Anya Taylor-Joy to Viola Davis and Tom Brady.
“Off the charts” sums up Akers’ year, which kicked off with the biggest project of her career, designing the costumes for Beyoncé’s Black Is King on Disney+. The L.A.-based stylist outfitted her client of seven years in looks ranging from couture to emerging Black designers for the critically acclaimed visual album. “Beyoncé does not care who the jacket is by. If it’s a beautiful jacket, it’s a beautiful jacket. She’s not, ‘Oh, I’m going to take the Chanel one over the Jerome LaMaar one’,” Akers told THR immediately following the film’s August debut.