If Lupita Nyong’o has one person to thank for her awards season red carpet takeover, it’s stylist Macaela Erlanger. The two were introduced by Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery on the set of Non-Stop and it’s been a match made in heaven ever since. This month, the threesome cover The Hollywood Reporter‘s “25 Most Powerful Stylists” Issue and inside, Erlanger dishes on the moment she knew Lupita had transformed into a style star.
“It’s been a whirlwind, that’s for sure…It’s the little touches that a stylist can do that can take an actress from being part of the pack into really standing out…Stardom is often built around fashion…I think the moment that really changed the game was her in the red Ralph Lauren gown. That, to me, really solidified her as an icon, as a star.”
Vixens, what was your favorite Nyong’o ensemble this season?
Check out another photo of Lupita, Michelle and Macaela below and flip the page to see Kerry Washington and her stylist–Erin Walsh–who were also featured.
Photo Credits: The Hollywood Reporter