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A Brief History of Celebrity/ Stylist Splits

Even stars need a new look sometimes.  

By Adele Chapin
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Super celeb stylist Monica Rose's split with the Kardashian-Jenner family under "mysterious circumstances" earlier this month reminded us that this isn't the first time famous folks have dramatically parted ways with their stylists. A lot of these instances somehow involve Rachel Zoe, which makes sense because she's a trailblazer when it comes to styling A-list celebs in designer looks for everything from the Oscars to coffee runs. See how many of the details you remember from these celeb-stylist splits from recent history.

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Stylist Monica Rose dressed practically the whole Kardashian clan for a decade (Kim, Kendall, Khloe and Kris included) and became a celeb in the process, racking up over a million Instagram followers. But her working relationship with the Kardashians screeched to a halt in April as the family cut ties with Monica, and by this month, rumors swirled in Page Six that Khloe was contemplating suing her longtime stylist. The complete reason behind the split is a mystery. Maybe this will all be explored in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Monica's staying busy, though, styling fashionable clients like Chrissy Teigen, Chanel Iman, and Cindy Crawford's model daughter Kaia Gerber.

Rachel Zoe is the woman who paved the way for Monica Rose: the quintessential Hollywood power stylist even had her own Bravo show The Rachel Zoe Project. The mid-2000's look Rachel created—giant handbag and sunglasses, wavy hair, boho style—was so recognizable some called her clients Zoebots. That's where the backlash came in: when Nicole Richie parted ways with Rachel Zoe, Nicole posted a "blind item" on her MySpace (oh, 2006!) allegedly about Rachel only eating asparagus. Former Rachel Zoe client Lindsay Lohan chimed in too, writing "Hmmmm ... no comment." This was after Rachel released a statement to TMZ about her split with Nicole, denying that she was fired. The two friends must've made up since then, because they've been photographed together at events multiple times in recent years.

It was a war of words on social media in 2014 between singer Tamar Braxton and her former stylist DiAndre Tristan after allegations that Braxton didn't pay employees for their services. In another twist, Tamar's sister Toni ended up hiring DiAndre even after the bitter feud.

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Rachel Zoe and her former assistant Brad Goreski had a split of their own, with Brad going off to his own styling company and star in the Bravo show It’s a Brad, Brad World. So when his first big celeb client, Jessica Alba, left in 2013 to go to work with Emily Current and Meritt Elliott (the duo behind jeans brand Current-Elliott), rumors flew that maybe Rachel had a hand in it. Fashionista wrote at the time that Jessica just "really jived with" Emily and Meritt. Since then, Brad's partnered with brands like Kate Spade, hosted Fashion Police, and hung out with Andy Cohen, so he's clearly landed on his feet.

Anne Hathaway and Rachel Zoe go way back— remember on the show how Rachel called her Annie? So it was kind of interesting that the year after Anne's 2013 Prada Oscar dress kerfuffle — she wore a dress that even she said later made her "nipples look pointy" — Anne stopped working with Rachel and hired Penny Lovell. "There is no bad blood between Anne and Rachel, and in fact the door is always open for them to work [together] again," a source told Us at the time. "It's just that Anne is looking to try new things, and she loves Penny's work. It's nothing dramatic." They looked friendly enough at the farmer's market in 2014, so maybe this split really is drama free.

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