This Is Lupita Nyong'o's Secret Style Weapon
When we spot a winning look on the red carpet, our minds usually go straight to the star: how great that dress looks on her, how she managed to accessorize just right. But in reality, it takes a village — or rather one really, really talented stylist — to make sure everything falls perfectly into place before the big night.
And one person who's been killing the fashion game for a while now? Lupita Nyong'o, who works with Micaela Erlanger (pictured above) to achieve her typically jaw-dropping outfits. We caught up with the stylist — whose client list also includes Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, Olivia Munn, and the stars ahead — and had her shed some light on the important stuff: Oscars prep, inspiration, and clothes that look good on everyone. Read on to see some of her most memorable looks and read her helpful tips and tricks.