John Travolta had difficulty pronouncing the not-very-tough name “Idina Menzel” during Sunday’s Oscars.
But Lupita Nyong’o had no problem giving a shout-out to Micaela Erlanger while accepting her award for Best Supporting Actress.
The newly crowned star earned raves not just for her performance in “12 Years a Slave,” but for her blue Prada dress. She said it recalled her native Kenya, and was inspired by “champagne bubbles.”
It was also inspired by Micaela. The 2003 Staples graduate is Lupita’s stylist.
Before Sunday, she was already one of Hollywood’s hottest names, with clients like Michelle Dockery, Martha Plimpton and Winona Ryder.
Thanks to the Oscar broadcast, she’s truly on fire.
After Staples, Micaela earned a BA in design and management at Parsons The New School for Design. She spent 6 years as senior stylist and assistant to Annabel Tollman, which helped jump-start her career.
Her website says:
The hallmark of Micaela’s work is her meticulous attention to detail and a keen focus on the client’s needs and objectives. With a love for all things beautiful and alluring, coupled with an appreciation of the whimsical, Micaela brings a versatile and fresh approach to styling.
John Travolta couldn’t say it better himself.