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Lupita Nyong'o Plays 'Prada Cheerleader' After Her Oscars Gown Success

03/04/2014 at 01:35 PM ET

Lupita Nyong'o Oscars gownCourtesy 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!”

RELATED: Who else made our Oscars best dressed list? And have you made and shared yours yet?

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

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Janet697 on

Lupita has looked absolutely stunning this whole awards season and still is beautiful in a t-shirt. So glad for her that she is having a great year and is winning all she deserves.

Guest on

Lupita is absolutely stunning!

Charli on

Gorgeous ans she seems like a real sweetheart. I loved her speech!!!

Kica on

Heck, her stylist deserves her own Oscar for best awards season styling. TeamLupita/Micaela

T on

I totally agree wit Kica! Her stylist hasn’t hit one wrong note dressing her all season. It helps that Lupita would even look perfect in a paper bag! Those girls make a great team!!

Marie Mullin on

Don’t like all the dresses she wears with the low cut cleavage, not appealing on most people.

Sam on

She is quite simply, beautiful. And after watching the Academy Awards, that beauty is also inside of her. Congratulations on all you have worked hard for. Well deserved.

Sam on

And might I add that her stylist, in the above pictures, looks very proud of her friend. Sweet pictures ladies.

suzy diamond on

Lupita is absolutely adorable!!

veronica cervantes on

Every picture of Lupita makes me smile.

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