Celebrity stylist Molly Dickson wasn’t always going to work in fashion. In college, Dickson majored in advertising, and two weeks before her graduation, she had an “aha” moment and realized that she wanted to work in fashion. “I called my mom. I’m like, ‘I do not want to do this. I’m gonna move to New York, and I’m gonna do fashion,'” Dickson said. While it took a little convincing, she eventually persuaded her parents to let her go to Los Angeles after graduation.
After getting her start working for a small designer and showroom in Los Angeles, Dickson secretly booked a flight to New York to interview with Marie Claire for an internship. Dickson landed the internship and stayed at the publication for two years before she felt like she was ready for a change. “A task that used to take me like two hours, I could literally do it in like two minutes,” Dickson said. “I don’t like being stagnant. I love to be challenged.”
Dickson was hired by celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar and worked with Fremar for seven years. In 2018, Dickson went out on her own and now works with clients such as Sydney Sweeney, Katherine Langford, and Camila Mendes, just to name a few.
For the latest episode of Who What Wear With Hilary Kerr, Dickson shares how she went from North Dakota to New York City to work in fashion, what it was like going out on her own, and more. For excerpts from their conversation, scroll below.