From the red carpet fabrics to the on-stage garments, Ty Hunter is the man behind Beyoncé’s most edge-snatching ensembles. The fashion guru (whom I clearly stan for) recently sat with Billboard to discuss how he went from working in a Houston boutique to becoming King Bey’s personal stylist.
On becoming Beyoncé’s stylist
It kind of happened by accident. I was actually living in Houston, Texas and I was doing window dressing and I met Ms. Tina when I was working at a store called Booyaka at the time in Houston. We just clicked instantly. I would contact her whenever we got pieces in that looked like Destiny’s Child at the time. I had a day off, I called her, and she was like, “What you doin’?” and I said, “I’m off today, I’m seeing if you need help.” She was like, ‘Meet me here.’ The rest is history. The next week I was at the Grammys and it just fell into place.
On pulling clothes for Destiny’s Child
When I first started with Ms. Tina, no one was letting us pull clothes as far as designers and stuff. She did a wonderful job creating the look and establishing the look for Destiny’s Child. They always came out real graceful and beautiful. Just in really elegant costumes that she created.
On his favorite Beyonce fashion moment
My favorite moment was her announcing that she was pregnant on the carpet. It was an emotional moment, but it was also a happy moment because I didn’t have to hide it no more.
His advice to people who want to capture Beyonce’s style
It’s not even capturing her style. It’s capturing the essence of Beyonce. It’s feeling comfortable in your skin and you have to sell the garment. If you’re on the red carpet and you feel like a diva, real hot and sexy, it just shows. That’s something that she does as far as the carpet.
Source: Necole Bitchie