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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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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Snakeskin, Collared Dresses and the Need for a Fresh New Neckline

Feb/28/2014 at 08:00 PM ET

Trend report: snakeskin, collared dressesAngela Weiss/Getty (2); Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw serpentine style, crisp collars and a neckline that’s just not picking up steam.
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Micaela Erlanger, Stylist for Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Dockery, Talks Their Style Streaks and Oscars Excitement

Feb/28/2014 at 01:56 PM ET

Lupita Nyong'o Micaela ErlangerGetty (3)

Lupita Nyong’o has gotten plenty of (well-deserved) attention for her red carpet domination since making her first style splash last fall — landing a Vogue spread and Miu Miu campaign along the way. But she’s the first one to credit her style team for her rapid ascension, and that includes her stylist Micaela Erlanger.

Erlanger tells PEOPLE she started her career “sort of by accident,” coming up through magazines and costume design before landing her first client, Joely Richardson. From there she started working with Michelle Dockery (“she was the one who really put me on the map”), and Nyong’o, Dockery’s co-star in Non-Stop, followed suit. And the rest is history.

Both Dockery and Nyong’o are “100 percent involved” in putting together looks for events, Erlanger says. “I really can’t emphasize how much of a collaboration it really is. They both are interested in fashion. I think that they both appreciate and understand fashion more as they’ve been on the red carpet more. And they definitely have opinions and preferences.”
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Kelly Osbourne: On Her Upcoming MAC Collection and the Surprising Way She Stays Upright For Hours on the Red Carpet

Feb/28/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Kelly Osbourne MACCourtesy Kelly Osbourne

When Kelly Osbourne released the above sneak peek of an upcoming MAC collaboration on her Instagram, we were psyched, but not surprised. After all, the star has spent hours studying the made-up faces of some of Hollywood’s hottest stars in her role as an E! Fashion Police commentator — and she’s known for doing some of the most fun beauty looks around.

She’s beautified to the nines (that apricot lipstick! That purple shadow!) in the preview pic, but until the June launch, she’s letting that photo speak for itself. “I am so excited as this has been years in the making,” she tells PEOPLE. “It was very important to me that my palettes worked for all skin tones, but that is all I’ll tell you!”
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Oscars Gown Final Showdown: Anne Hathaway vs. Nicole Kidman -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/28/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Anne Hathaway, Nicole KidmanFernando Allende/Broadimage; Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo



The Showdown: Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé (2009) vs. Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga (2007)
The Editor’s Pick: Anne Hathaway
Who Made the Call?: Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director
Why She Chose It:

I’m on Oscars Gown Bracketology strike. Allow me to explain. Yes, both final contenders look stunning in their respective gowns but I’m still reeling from the early elimination of Michelle Williams in that yellow Vera Wang. This is worse than when the Bachelor sends home the fan favorite mid-season.

I suppose I have to choose between Anne Hathaway and Nicole Kidman, but before I do, I’d like to take a few minutes to highlight what our editors said about Michelle’s gown in previous rounds:

Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: Michelle Williams’s striking marigold number has made countless best-dressed (and best-ever) lists since the moment she walked onto the red carpet … The dress fit her like a glove, and had just enough drama in the details to make her stand out without overwhelming her petite frame.

Brittany Talarico, Associate Editor: This was Michelle’s first Oscars appearance ever, and I love that she totally went for something bold and fresh. With the vibrant color, ruffled neckline and ruching at the waist, it’s no surprise this design launched the nominee to the top of best dressed lists.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

OK, now I’m ready to accept Michelle’s defeat and move on. I was surprised when Nicole’s dramatic red Balenciaga beat out Gwyneth’s now-iconic white Tom Ford (two equally polarizing dresses, but Gwyn’s was such a moment), but I was downright stunned when it also kicked Charlize Theron’s Dior-clad butt. For a minute it looked like Sandra Bullock’s Marchesa would break her winning streak, but with 52% of the votes, Nicole was victorious once more.

The success of Anne’s iridescent Armani Privé gown was easier to predict. It’s glamorous, it’s elegant and even though it weighed 15 pounds, she made it look effortless. “Anne is so lovely and ethereal — she reminds me of the great actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age,” Giorgio Armani said of the look he created for her. “For this reason I dressed her as a type of fairy-mermaid, pure and sparkling … She looked truly breathtaking.”

Both of these stars are drop-dead gorgeous in their gowns, and I’d be perfectly happy to let it end in a tie. But since that’s apparently not how things work with these brackets, I’m going to give this to Anne by a very narrow margin. I think her shimmering champagne moment is going to stand the test of time for decades to come.


Do you agree with me or should Nicole Kidman win this round? Vote in the Oscars Gown Bracket and check back tomorrow to see who comes out on top!

#TBT, Oscars Edition: The Killer Red Carpet Moments You May Have Forgotten -- But Have to See

Feb/27/2014 at 07:08 PM ET

The Oscars are mere days away at this point — and while celebrities are getting their spray-tans and teeth whitened, we’re planning our snack picks for Sunday night and reminiscing about our favorite Oscar moments from years past. Everyone knows which are the best dresses (and the most horrifying style moments) from the past decade or so, but what about those major moments that somehow get overlooked in everyone’s roundups? This Thursday, PEOPLE StyleWatch editors are giving special shoutouts to the most memorable moments — in our minds, anyway — and that you should add to your “Remember when?” Oscars nostalgia tour.

Charlize Theron OscarsBenainous/LeFranc/Gamma-Rapho/Getty

Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: Remember that time a bow almost ate Charlize Theron‘s head on the Oscars red carpet? I didn’t either until I came across this photo of the actress at the 2006 Academy Awards. The bow in question was attached to Theron’s forest green Christian Dior gown, designed by John Galliano. This was right before Twitter launched, or Theron’s extra appendage would no doubt have been immortalized with its own handle and account. (By the way, can you imagine an award show without Twitter?) While I’m all about a “Wow” factor, I think the ginormous embellishment was just a bit too over-the-top. (I’m more in favor of the tie on Nicole Kidman’s famous Balenciaga design.)

Bennifer OscarsDan MacMedan/WireImage

Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: The year was 2003. 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” was the hot jam, Juicy Couture sweatsuits were so on-trend and there was only one celebrity couple that mattered: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Between his cameo in “Jenny From the Block” and her massive pink diamond Harry Winston engagement ring, the world couldn’t get enough of Bennifer.

The ill-fated couple had one of their most memorable moments at the Academy Awards where she arrived in a stunning mint green vintage Valentino gown inspired by a look Jackie Kennedy Onassis wore in 1967, and he sported self-tanner. All of it. Yet, all the bronzer, body glitter and hair pomade in the world couldn’t keep Bennifer together.

KAte Winslet Oscars SGranitz/WireImage

Zoë Ruderman, Deputy Style and Beauty Director: While looking back at old Oscars photos, I was struck by two things: One, Jennifer Lopez has attended a lot of Oscars for someone whose biggest movies are Maid in Manhattan (not nominated) and Gigli (also snubbed). And two, there was a period of about four years in the ’90s when almost every woman on the red carpet wore one of those oversize silk shawls draped over the crook of their elbows. I had almost forgotten this was a thing! And not just at the Oscars, but at proms, too.

Kate Winslet, in a pre-Titanic 1996, wore approximately 80 yards of a deep-pink fabric that matched her scoopneck princess gown and certainly didn’t match her red hair. In PEOPLE StyleWatch magazine, we have a feature called “Everything Old Is New Again,” but somehow I don’t think Kate — or any other star — will show up this year carrying that ’90s fabric swath.

Cate Blanchett OscarsJeffrey Mayer/WireImage

Bronwyn Barnes, Senior Style Editor: This is the look that proved Cate Blanchett was a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet. The actress’s bespoke knit John Galliano for Dior gown — which she helped design — featured an intricate back panel with hummingbird and floral design done in Lesage embroidery. She could easily have overdone it with the hair and makeup, but instead went with artfully mussed bedhead and a red lip and came out looking effortlessly cool. That’s why she’s the best-dressed badass in Hollywood.

Jessica Alba pregnant OscarsJeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: Do you know who else has scored a ton of invites to the Oscars despite also being cruelly overlooked for films including Honey and Good Luck Chuck? Jessica Alba. Not that I’m complaining — she always brings it, big time, on the red carpet, sometimes even more so than the nominees.

Case in point: This ridiculously delicious plum Marchesa gown, worn with Cartier jewels and that radiant mom-to-be glow (yes, this is what she looks like in her third trimester) in 2008. And of course, that braided hairdo set the gold standard for formal braids long before it became a Thing — I’m pretty sure this is still getting pinned to bridal hair inspiration boards. We may never see Alba holding one of those golden statuettes, but I’m willing to keep awarding her “best dressed” trophies as long as she keeps going.

What’s your favorite overlooked Oscars style moment? Which of these gets your vote for best TBT? Tell us below!

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Johnny and Tara Are Picking Oscars Outfits! Go Behind the Scenes of Their Super-Glam Fitting

Feb/27/2014 at 05:45 PM ET

Tara and Johnny OlympicsRalph Oshiro (3)

The Sochi Olympics ended less than a week ago, but figure skating commentators (and BFFs) Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have moved on. Now they’re giving commentary on another big event that involves lots of sparkles and a high potential to fall: the Oscars!

Weir, 29, and Lipinski, 31, along with fashion correspondent (and Style Council member) Louise Roe, are teaming up with Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush to critique what people are wearing on the biggest night in film. And obviously, one can’t comment on other people’s ensembles without a great look of one’s own. On Wednesday, PEOPLE joined the two Olympians, as well as the Access team and photographer Ralph Oshiro, at West Hollywood’s Decades vintage boutique as they tried out three potential looks for Sunday night.
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