Courtesy Micaela Erlanger
Lupita Nyong’o has worn some seriously stunning designer couture throughout awards season and pulled it all off with aplomb — from an embossed Stella McCartney shorts suit to That Golden Globes Gown. But she just wore perhaps her most statement-making outfit of all, and it’s … a T-shirt!
It’s not just any statement tee, of course — it’s a mock jersey done up to read “TEAM MIUCCIA,” which she and stylist Micaela Erlanger wore for a pic on Erlanger’s Instagram. It’s a nod to Miuccia Prada, who custom-made Nyongo’s “Nairobi blue” Oscars gown and landed the star on every best-dressed list on Sunday night. It’s no wonder Erlanger captioned the photo “Prada cheerleaders!”
Another big fan of Nyong’o’s Prada gown: her hairstylist, got2b’s Larry Sims, who was inspired to create her Fred Leighton headband-topped look after seeing the flowing blue dress. “When she put on the dress, she reminded me of a princess. She looks like a gorgeous princess,” he tells PEOPLE. And she loved it too: “She turned around and looked at it and gave me a wink, and that’s when I knew.”
Below, check out some more fun Oscars afterglow pics posted by Nyong’o and Erlanger before the two go into well-deserved style hibernation, and be sure to pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE for lots more exclusive details on her Oscars beauty look. Tell us — Did you love Nyongo’s Oscars gown? Are you on Team Miuccia too?
All the pieces of Nyong’o’s look at the end of the night — plus one fun new accessory:
I WON!!! It still has not registered that I am the proud recipient of the #AcademyAward for Best Actress in A Supporting Role. What a magnificent day. Thank you again to the Academy and to all who put their time and good energy into rooting for me. #Oscars #latergram #nofilter @lovegoldlive @academyawards
A good luck charm, the frog is a Nyong’o “family totem:”
Erlanger and the “dream team” after the awards:
The most memorable shot of the night:
–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Jackie Fields