Lupita Nyong’o Is Having a Moment

And thanks to her role in one of the year’s most important films, we’re seeing a lot of her. See all of the 12 Years a Slave actress’s best red carpet looks here.


Lupita Nyong’o kicked off awards season in this classic Ralph Lauren gown at the Golden Globes—and quickly landed a spot on our best dressed list.

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Following her red carpet hit at the Golden Globes, Nyong’o chose a similarly dramatic take on a simple silhouette for the Critics’ Choice Awards. The combination of her white Calvin Klein Collection dress, Paul Andrew shoes, and Kimberly Macdonald jewelry was simply stunning.

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For the less formal Producers Guild Awards, the 12 Years a Slave ** star looked smart in a beige cutout dress and strappy black sandals by Stella McCartney. She added a bit of texture to the otherwise simple look with a snakeskin-printed Chesneau Heltzel Minaudières clutch and Jamie Wolf jewelry.

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Though nothing could diminish our love for Nyong’o, her outfit of choice for the SAG Awards—a turquoise Gucci dress and matching makeup—was a little too blue for our tastes.

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Nyong’o is a relative newcomer to the red carpet, but if this pretty vintage Valentina dress she wore to Entertainment Weekly’s SAG Awards Pre-Party is any indication of what’s to come, we’ve only just begun to see her amazing style emerge.


Nyong’o looked sweet at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon in a light pink, printed Dior dress and Paul Andrew blue velvet pumps. Mise en Dior blue pearl earrings (the trendiest accessory of the season) and a Judith Leiber clutch polished off the pretty look.


It’s true: We have loved Nyong’o‘s short and sweet choices for less formal events this season. But in a glamorous green Dior at the BAFTAs—accessorized with a gold metal belt and cuffs, no less—the star reminded us what Hollywood is all about.

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