Odile GilbertHer Work:

Gilbert is one of the most
successful and sought-after “behind-the-scenes” artists today. Her
designs for film, advertising, editorial campaigns, covers and fashion
are varied and eclectic, showing her true talent and discipline.

Why She’s Influential:
Her work with L’Oréal Professionnel emphasizes her dedication to the
professional hairdresser and her desire to guide hairdressers to push
their craft to the next level. She is one of the few women to lead
teams at fashion shows around the world. Her work has been seen on the
runways of Zac Posen, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier,
Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, Donna Karan and Emilio Pucci among others.
Her film work is impressive, and most recently includes Kirsten Dunst’s
virtuosic updos for the film Marie Antoinette. Photographers like
Richard Avedon, Steven Klein, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Paolo Roversi
and Javier Valhonrat continue to rely on her for her tasteful
silhouettes.

Who Influences Her: “I am influenced by the
designers I collaborate with for both runway presentations and ad
campaigns each season. I am constantly in awe of their beautiful
collections and take inspiration from their designs.”