Lupita Nyong'o's Stylist Is Named Third Most Powerful

Lupita Nyong'o's Stylist Is Named Third Most Powerful

Micaela Erlanger lands her first mention in the Hollywood Reporter's Power Stylists 2014 list

Lupita Nyong'o reputation as one of Hollywood's best-dressed stars has been cemented after numerous – all flawless – appearances on the red carpet during awards season, despite the fact that a few months ago nobody knew who she was.

While we reckon Lupita would look good in pretty much anything, there's no doubt there's somebody behind the actresses meteoric rise to most stylish lady ever. And that somebody is stylist Micaela Erlanger, who has just been awarded third spot on the Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Stylists list. Ms Erlanger has beaten the likes of Rachel Zoe, and Scarlett Johansson's stylist to her position, despite never having been listed in the annual poll before.

As well as Lupita, Micalea is also responsible for making our very own Michelle Dockery look fabulous.

Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong'o

'Michelle was my first major client; her Globes dress was life-changing,' Micalea said. That dress, by Alexandre Vauthier, definitely helped transform Michelle from TV star to Hollywood starlet.

And now, Micaela has worked her magic on Ms Nyong'o. In fact, it was Michelle Dockery that introduced them. Lupita and Michelle became friends whilst filming new action thriller Non-Stop, and clearly got around to talking clothes.

'Michelle said, "When you’re ready, I have the perfect stylist for you,"' Lupita told the magazine. 'The rest is history.'  

By Olivia Marks

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