Much like a designer would be lost without a muse (Olivier Rousteing's Balmain show just wasn't the same without Kim Kardashian sitting front row this season), a celebrity couldn't make it through a red carpet — much less months of back-to-back award shows — without their stylist. These behind-the-scenes makers craft, broker, and dream up all of the big fashion moments that, for some reason, leave us cheering at our television screen as these A-listers are simply trying to get through cursory interviews before taking their seats.
These stylists don't have the same name recognition as their mega-watt clients, but their work this award show season has made them stars in their own right. As they take a well-deserved breather until the next red carpet or press tour (FYI, the Tonys are coming up in June), we wanted to take a moment to tip our hats to these sharp-eyed individuals that have reminded us how fashion can be fun, one Sunday night broadcast at a time. And the geek-worthy moments didn't stop on the step-and-repeat: Throughout the season, stylists were sharing close-ups, sneak peeks, and less glamorous looks at the getting-ready process — which just make us love them and the celebrities more. Click through for some of the best social media moments from the 2016-2017 award shows, and relive some of the ace fashion we saw on the red carpet. Spoiler: You'll probably love it even more the second time around.