Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger Talks Met Gala 2015

SB Exclusive: Micaela Erlanger’s Guide To Met Gala Fashion


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You might not know her by name, but you know her work.

Micaela Erlanger better known as Lupita Nyong’o’s stylist, and the mastermind behind her red carpet style was on hand for the 2015 Met Gala, and while Nyong’o was not there, the stylist had a handful of celebs to dress for fashion’s biggest night.

“This is my 3rd year and it is also the most clients I have had attending the event! I couldn’t be more excited, Erlanger told StyleBlazer.  “Each person has an individual take on the theme and it is going to be beautiful.”

On Erlanger’s styling list: “Hart of Dixie” star Jaime King, Olivia Munn, Ivanka Trump, Common & NFL player Aaron Rodgers.

King, who is expecting her second child, dressed up her bump for the night. She looked stunning in a red strapless Jason Wu for Hugo Boss gown, which was complimented by Forevermark Diamonds including 12.08 ctw drop earrings with pear and round-shaped diamonds and a 23.14 ctw line bracelet with cushion cut Forevermark Diamonds set in Platinum.


Jaime King in Forevermark Diamonds at the Met Gala 2015


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We talked to Erlanger about dressing for the “China: Through The Looking Glass” theme, how the Met Gala compares to other red carpets, and when it comes to Jaime King, how to dress a bump on the red carpet.

How does styling for the Met Gala compare to other red carpets?

“This is a carpet, which you can really have fun with. It’s all about embracing the art of fashion and design”

How does styling for the Met Gala compare to other red carpets? 

“I think it’s about understanding how to  interpret aspects of a theme. Touching on the aesthetic captures it in an understated way.”

How long have you been working with Jaime King? What were some concepts you had for her in terms of evening wear?

“Jaime and I just began working together so this was an exciting project. We knew we wanted to look to be elegant and modern. The Forevermark diamonds that we chose for Jaime’s dress couldn’t have been a more beautiful compliment to her overall look. Absolutely modern, sleek and elegant.”

How did she go about picking out the jewelry to compliment her look? 

“It’s always about simplicity and finding the right pieces to compliment the overall look.”

Dos and Donts’ for dressing the bump for an occasion like this? 

“Show it off and embrace that baby bump! ”

Favorite Met Gala red carpet moment? 

“I think this year might be my favorite one yet!”