Lupita Nyong'o Stylist Reveals Fashion Secrets

Micaela Erlanger shares tips that helped make the Oscar winner shine on the red carpet.
3:00 | 03/12/14

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Oscar winner Lupita nyong'o in that dazzling dress at the Oscar, all of her red carpet looks are amazing. And, of course, behind most stars there are usually stylists and Lupita's has one of the most powerful by "The Hollywood reporter." The issue is out today and spoke to the woman who maybes all the secrets a knockout. Here's ABC's Rachel smith. Reporter: Brand-new this morning, "The Hollywood reporter" is releasing the names of the most powerful style IFS in tinseltown. The men enawomen who make the red carpet red hot. Landing in the top three is Micaela erlanger, the woman overseeing every minute detail of fashion darling and Oscar winner Lupita nyong'o, speaking to us for the first time revealing her stylish secret. I can't emphasize how much of a collaboration it was picking the color, the neckline, the silhouette, picking the fabric but we were inspired by champagne bubbles, which was the crystal detailing and embellishmenten 0 the ground that trickled down. I think the moment that changed her game was in the red Ralph Lauren gown. That to me really solidified her as an icon, as a star. That was a bombshell moment in terms of fashion on the red carpet. She has become the fashion girl in six months or so. It's bernalillo a whirlwind. Reporter: Even with buzz brewing about her work she shared key styling techniques she uses on the star, one, use a camera. Take pictures of yourself front, side, back and see how things read. Reporter: Two, always think about color. And I love bold hues in general. People shouldn't be afraid of color. That's a power color. That is he a power color. Not messing around not with this powerful one. One more thing, have a surprise. It's got a bold design. That's stunning. All about having a little surprise. Who could forget the reveal of this surprise. Lupita gliding into movie and fashion history donning this custom design by Prada. That was a real special collaboration between us, her hometown and her heritage and showcase that in her color choice which she coined Nairobi blue and open plunging neck a reference to Elizabeth Taylor. A reference for every point. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Rachel smith, ABC news, Los Angeles.

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