While growing up in a creative household (her father was an interior designer; mother a fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue) she was all for making a bold statement in the big apple. “Truly, crazy dressing,” she laughs. “Plastic, see-through dresses; duck tape on my tits! I wasn’t dressing for anybody else. I was just having fun on my own door step.”
This was before the glare of social media, too, something that has undeniably changed the fashion game. There’s an immediate hyper-visibility that, up until a decade ago, never really existed on the red carpet. Saltzman herself has a 36k Instagram following, usually posting behind-the-scenes snaps of her handiwork and congratulating her A-list clientele. “I think stylists that do Instagram well are really great,” she says. “Karla Welch makes me happy – her posts are poignant. I suck at social media, I literally don’t do anything. I was with Karl Lagerfeld in Paris for a whole day, I styled a show, I was with every famous person you could imagine. You’d never know it!” Saoirse Ronan, whose worked with Saltzman for two years, bucks the social media trend of her generation altogether (“[she] isn’t into the whole thing”) although.