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

Mar/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?

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Runway to Reality! Elizabeth Banks Puts a Twist on Her Feathery Oscars Party Look

Mar/04/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Elizabeth BanksJemal Countess/Getty; AKM-GSI

When Elizabeth Banks’s stylists Wendi and Nicole Ferreira informed us that the Hunger Games fashion plate was heading to the Vanity Fair party wearing “one of the outstanding looks from Jenny Packham’s latest collection,” we had to peek at the looks to see if any said “Elizabeth Banks” to us. But in the end, the look that she and her stylists picked still managed to surprise us.

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Brad Goreski: The Oscars Dresses Didn't Thrill Me, But the Accessories Rocked

Mar/03/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Brad Goreski Oscar picksRobyn Beck/AFP/Getty; Jill Johnson/JPI; Lester Coh

Brad Goreski was kind enough to share his pre-Oscars gown picks with us (and in fact, his KaufmanFranco selection did make it to an afterparty!) and now that the dust has settled on the most A-listy red carpet of them all, we wanted to know how he felt about the night.
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The Journey of an Oscars Dress: Watch Jessica Biel's Look Come to Life in Under 30 Seconds

Mar/03/2014 at 05:39 PM ET

What does it take to find the perfect Oscars dress? For starters, a really good stylist. The the mastermind behind Jessica Biel‘s stunning red carpet look, Estee Stanley, is giving a behind-the-scenes account of the journey to finding her client the perfect gown — from start to finish less than a minute.

Biel nabbed one of our top editors’ picks in a strapless column dress from Chanel’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture collection, which she accessorized with whole lot of Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection bling to play up the sparkle on the design. Read More

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Julia Roberts's Beauty Team On Her Blonde Hair and Oscars Look

Mar/03/2014 at 05:11 PM ET

Julia Roberts Oscars hair Steve Granitz/Wireimage

No, you didn’t need to adjust your screens; yes, Julia Roberts was blonde at the Oscars. Her longtime stylist Serge Normant says she didn’t make the change for any big reason — she just felt it was time. “We had planned to go lighter. She has been blonde before,” Normant tells PEOPLE. “We love the ombré feel but we just went for a really light color. It still has a little gold and dimension, but not as definite as dark roots and light ends. We didn’t want it to be one color, but [there's] less of a contrast.”

RELATED PHOTOS: The best Oscars hair from every angle!

And the new do even affected how makeup artist Genevieve Herr did Roberts’s makeup that evening. Though Roberts asked for a “beautiful eye,” Herr kept things light because of the “beautiful blonde color” of Roberts’s hair, she says. “I took that into consideration. For the eyes, black would be a little bit too much for blonde hair, so that’s why I decided to use brown, to make it look softer.”

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Camila McConaughey on Her Custom Oscars Gown: I Don't Do a Big Dress Because I'm Not a Nominee

Mar/03/2014 at 04:36 PM ET

Matthew McConaughey Camila Alves Oscars 2014Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Talk about a power couple: Matthew McConaughey took home an Oscar, while wife Camila’s stunning custom Gabriela Cadena gown beat out some of the night’s nominees for a spot on our editors’ picks list. But the 31-year-old Brazilian beauty says it’s never her intention to be in the spotlight when she’s on the red carpet supporting her man.

“I wanted to keep it simple because I want to show respect toward the reason that I’m there. I think that everybody who goes to a special event has their place,” McConaughey, who teamed up with Bailey’s before the Oscars, tells PEOPLE. “I don’t necessarily feel comfortable showing up with the biggest dress of the night because I’m not one of the nominees.” But despite her best efforts, her pale pink, draped dress with a regal half cape gown was awfully hard to overlook.

RELATED PHOTOS: See gorgeous Oscars gowns from every angle!

McConaughey dished on the process of creating the dress from scratch, looking at numerous sketches and working with the designer to nail down the gown’s shape and pastel color. “The wow factor means doing a silhouette that I’ve never done before … It took me a minute, but I love it!” she says. “We wanted to stick with the natural colors, but I had this one tone that would not leave my mind. We were supposed to do it a different color, but last minute I called and said, ‘Do the dress in this color.’ It was not leaving my mind.”

We think quite a few fashion fans had the same sentiment Sunday night. What do you think of the star’s Oscars outfit? Is she on your Best Dressed list? Tell us below!

– Michele Corriston, reporting by Elizabeth Leonard

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Brad Pitt Wears Angelina Jolie's Jewelry Designs to the Oscars

Mar/03/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Brad Pitt styleKevin Mazur/Wireimage. Inset: Rex USA

One of the many hats Angelina Jolie wears (actress, mom, humanitarian) is “jewelry designer.” And one of her biggest fans is her doting partner Brad Pitt. So what better way to showcase her designs than on the biggest style stage in the world: the Oscars?

Sunday night, Pitt could be seen sporting pieces from Jolie’s Style of Jolie jewelry line with Robert Procop, including a dramatic ring consisting of a large dark stone of an asymmetric cut resting in a matte gold setting. It’s no surprise that Pitt considers his talented partner “”my better, other-worldly half,” as he told PEOPLE Sunday night.

RELATED PHOTOS: Roll over our best dressed gallery to see close ups of the stars’ amazing jewelry!

Pitt also has a set of cufflinks created just for him by Jolie as a gift, consisting of tablet diamond set into yellow gold. In addition to being stylish, they have sentimental value. “Brad’s specially designed cufflinks were a gift from Angelina one year for Christmas,” said Procop in a statement. Sure beats socks!

What do you think of Pitt’s show of support for Jolie? Do you like the look? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff

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