Oscar-winning beauty (and birthday girl — she turns 35 today!) Lupita Nyong’o doesn’t only bring the magic to the big screen — her red carpet looks are stunning in their own right. The actress kills every event carpet she appears on from gravity-defying hairstyles to metallic glam during her Black Panther press tour. Scroll down to check out Nyong’o’s most ravishing style moments yet!
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The actress stunned on the red carpet at the BAFTAs in a shimmering black and gunmetal Elie Saab gown.
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Regal in Red
The star looked like a total knockout in a custom scarlet Kevin Mayes gown with cutouts and gold embroidery for the Black Panther South African premiere.
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Green with Envy
Lupita stunned in a Kelly green Gucci leather v-neck minidress at SiriusXM’s Black Panther town hall.
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The actress rocked a neutral ruched Dolce&Gabbana cocktail dress to the Black Panther NYC screening and complemented the look with similarly neutral makeup. Jimmy Choo Minny sandals finished the look.
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At the European premiere of Black Panther in London on Thursday, February 8, the actress stunned in a black and silver beaded Balmain gown and strappy heels. Her mane man Vernon Francois created a fun updo he called a “fro ponytail” on Instagram to complement the “femme fatale” midnight blue smoky eye and burgundy lip Nick Barose dreamed up for the Lancôme ambassador using the brand’s Color Design Eyeshadow Palette in Midnight Rush and L’Absolu Rouge lipstick in Secrete.
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Suit of Armor
We couldn’t get enough of the delicate hair jewelry the actress sported at the Seoul premiere of Black Panther on Monday, February 5. Her fierce fashion streak continued in this chainmail-inspired Ralph and Russo knee-length dress with a jeweled high-collar and feather detailing. Makeup artist Nick Barose applied two coats of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge lipstick in Isabella right out of the tube to create the highly pigmented crimson pout.
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For an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, February 1, the fearlessly fashionable Black Panther star looked every bit the superhero in a shiny black cape — ahem trench — tapered pants and black-and-white striped tank by Balmain.
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The star wore a metallic jacket and matching pleated skirt with Olgana Paris heels at the Seoul premiere of Black Panther on February 5, 2018.
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Pretty in Plum
The Black Panther actress wore a custom-made Versace gown with a jeweled caged harness and Giuseppe Zanototti heels to the premiere of the film on January 30, 2018.
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Stunning in Silver
The SAG winner wore a silver Ralph & Russo strapless gown with a sheer black overlay featuring a feathered train to the 2018 SAG Awards.
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Chic n' Sleek
Nyong’o wore a sparkly Balmain two-piece ensemble to the National Board of Review Awards in NYC on January 9, 2018.
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The Oscar-winner wore a plunging jade-colored Clavin Klein gown to the 2016 Met Gala and style her locks in a gravity-defying ‘do.
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Nyong’o wore a lavender Elie Saab gown with a matching head wrap to the premiere of Queen Katwe in September 2016.
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The actress stunned at the 2016 Tony Awards in an off-the-shoulder Hugo Boss sequin gown that gave the illusion of floral print.
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Queen of the Carpet
The actress wore a Rosie Assoulin ensemble and multicolored headpiece to the screening of Queen of Kate in London, England on October 9, 2016.
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The Oscar-winning actress stunned on the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in this jade-green Gucci gown.
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Nyong’o’s Calvin Klein gown embellished with $6,000 worth of pearls definitely turned heads at the 2015 Oscars. Unfortunately for the actress it was stolen from her hotel room after the show, but luckily returned two days later.
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Lady in Red
The Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress hit the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet in an off-the-shoulder red Ralph Lauren dress complete with a cape.
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The 12 Years a Slave actress wore a stunning pale blue Prada gown to the 2014 Academy Awards.
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