When the Oscar-winning "12 Years A Slave" star Lupita Nyong'o burst onto the red carpet scene earlier this year, the public couldn't help but take notice of her consistently flawless ensembles. From her caped red Ralph Lauren gown for the Golden Globes to her etherial "Nairobi blue" Prada gown at the Oscars and everything in between, the fashion crowd immediately adopted her as its newest darling. Countless best dressed lists, a handful of major magazine covers (New York, W, Dazed and Confused, Vanity Fair) and one Miu Miu campaign later, Nyong'o is today's poster girl for perfect style, and now the woman behind her looks is getting the recognition that she deserves.
The Hollywood Reporter's annual ranking of Hollywood's 25 most powerful stylists was released on Wednesday, and Micaela Erlanger -- whose clients are Nyong'o, Olivia Munn and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery -- comes in at number three on the prestigious list. This is Erlanger's first time appearing on THR's list, and she ranks above former number one spot holders Leslie Fremar, Kate Young and Rachel Zoe. The first and second slots this year went to Elizabeth Stewart (Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock) and Petra Flannery (Amy Adams), respectively.
Erlanger was introduced to Nyong'o by Dockery when the actresses were working together on their thriller "Non-Stop," which is currently in theaters.
Before the Parson's graduate set out on her own, Erlanger spent six years as a styling assistant for the late Annabel Tollman. While all of Erlanger's looks for Nyong'o over the last few months were knockouts, her favorite was the red Ralph Lauren. “It was the perfect dress, on the perfect girl, for the perfect moment,” she told THR.
See the full list and read more about this year's top 25 stylists at The Hollywood Reporter.