Micaela Erlanger star rose almost as fast as Lupita Nyong’o’s did this past awards season. She graduated with a fashion degree from New York City’s Parsons, worked for six years as a styling assistant, and last year became a stylist to the stars. She only has three major clients; Lupita, Michelle Dockery, and Olivia Munn but that is really all you need when you consistently dress your clients in outfits hit them out of the park.
Her first home run was with the Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery. Michelle’s makeup artist introduced them and their first collaboration was a white and gold Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown for the 2013 Golden Globes. “Michelle was my first major client; her Globes dress was life-changing,” says Erlanger. The dress landed Michelle on all of the best dressed lists and people started talking about Micaela.
A few months later she met Lupita Nyong’o and became the Academy Award winners stylist. Over the course of the last six months I have loved nearly every dress Micaela has chose especially these three – this Prada dress at the Toronto Premiere of 12 Years a Slave, this stunning blue the LoveGold Celebration, and at this Prada jeweled gown at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Her most famous look to date, however, is said to be Lupita Nyong’o’s red Ralph Lauren caped gown at the 2014 Golden Globes. Lupita solidified her Hollywood A-list fashion status with this gown and Micaela describes it as “the perfect dress, on the perfect girl, for the perfect moment.” Both kept the streak alive with Lupita’s baby blue Prada gown at the Oscars, which I featured earlier this month.
I would be in err, however, if I did not mention a few of Michlle’s knock out looks this season. There were many beautiful dressed by my favorites are her custom red and burgundy Prada at the Emmys which Micaela remarked “It was so beautiful and so representative of Michelle’s natural elegance,” along with her J. Mendel dress from the SAG awards and her Miu Miu dress from the ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 Cast Photocall.
Both Lupita Nyong’o and Michelle Dockery are hugging their stylist, Micaela Erlanger, on the cover of this weeks The Hollywood Reporter who issue focused around the 25 Top Stylists of 2014 issue. I think it is a well deserved honor as Micaela truly has impeccable taste and really knows how to dress her clients for that “wow” factor!
The red carpet may be quite for the next few months but when it starts up again in the fall I can not wait to see what else Micaela has in store for us!