The following feature appears in the March 2016 issue of NYLON.
Ty Hunter can’t remember a time when he didn’t have an eye for fashion—after all, his childhood friends used to pay the oft “best dressed” kid to consult them during back-to-school shopping trips. Fate would have it, then, that in late 1999/early 2000 he’d ditch his job in the medical field and connect with Tina Beyincé-Lawson, beautician and costume designer for her daughter Beyoncé Knowles’s girl group, Destiny’s Child. As Beyoncé became, well, Beyoncé, Hunter stuck by her side, collaborating with stylist Raquel Smith on the singer’s most iconic looks (all while pursuing his own endeavors, like his customized emoji pack and the Ty-Lite, a protective phone case with built-in selfie lighting). Here, the stylist and selfie king dishes on some of Queen Bey’s most memorable ensembles that he helped style.
Click through the gallery to see the looks!