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Lupita’s stylist opens up about Cannes looks

Lupita Nyong’o’s wardrobe stylist has spoken about how she managed to collect such stunning pieces for the 12 Years a Slave star.

The 12 Years a Slave actress has been wowing fashion critics with a series of stunning outfits in the French Riviera as she makes appearances at parties for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

And her stylist Micaela Erlanger has spoken about why she went all out to dress Lupita in memorable looks designed by Gucci at the annual event.

“[It’s the] Oscars of red carpet style,” Micaela said of Cannes during an interview with T Magazine. “Portable showrooms and ateliers are relocated to hotel suites, making this kind of accessibility unique to Cannes. It is truly a stylist’s dream! The Promenade de la Croisette, a main road in Cannes that leads up to the Palais des Festivals, is filled with a mesmerising parade of glamour. There is certainly more couture to be seen here than at any other awards show.”

Lupita donned a gorgeous, flowy emerald green gown to the Opening Ceremony. And last Friday at the Chopard party the Academy Award-winner also had dress to spare in her white chiffon number, which featured a strapless corset-like bodice with a pretty bow at the waist.

Micaela says a catwalk show helped make her decision on which beautiful gowns to pick for Lupita a little easier.

“This year, Lupita and I decided to work with Gucci, whose new creative director, Alessandro Michele, designed two beautiful gowns for her,” Micaela detailed. “I had been so inspired by the florals in his Fall/Winter 2015 collection, and his use of feather-light chiffons, that it seemed like a perfect blending of stylistic moods.

“The Gucci team members were so generous with their time. They met us in Cannes so we could fine-tune the details and fit each gown with precision.”

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