Lupita Nyong'o Plays 'Prada Cheerleader' After Her Oscars Gown Success
Courtesy Micaela Erlanger
Lupita Nyong’o has worn some seriously stunning designer couture throughout awards season and pulled it all off with aplomb — from an embossed Stella McCartney shorts suit to That Golden Globes Gown. But she just wore perhaps her most statement-making outfit of all, and it’s … a T-shirt!
It’s not just any statement tee, of course — it’s a mock jersey done up to read “TEAM MIUCCIA,” which she and stylist Micaela Erlanger wore for a pic on Erlanger’s Instagram. It’s a nod to Miuccia Prada, who custom-made Nyongo’s “Nairobi blue” Oscars gown and landed the star on every best-dressed list on Sunday night. It’s no wonder Erlanger captioned the photo “Prada cheerleaders!”
Another big fan of Nyong’o’s Prada gown: her hairstylist, got2b’s Larry Sims, who was inspired to create her Fred Leighton headband-topped look after seeing the flowing blue dress. “When she put on the dress, she reminded me of a princess. She looks like a gorgeous princess,” he tells PEOPLE. And she loved it too: “She turned around and looked at it and gave me a wink, and that’s when I knew.”
Below, check out some more fun Oscars afterglow pics posted by Nyong’o and Erlanger before the two go into well-deserved style hibernation, and be sure to pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE for lots more exclusive details on her Oscars beauty look. Tell us — Did you love Nyongo’s Oscars gown? Are you on Team Miuccia too?
All the pieces of Nyong’o’s look at the end of the night — plus one fun new accessory:
A good luck charm, the frog is a Nyong’o “family totem:”
Erlanger and the “dream team” after the awards:
The most memorable shot of the night:
–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Jackie Fields