Lupita Nyong'o. Photo by Getty Images for IFP.

Lupita Nyong’o. Photo by Getty Images for IFP.

Who: Lupita Nyong'o

Where: The IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

When: Monday, December 2nd

What: A techno piquée strapless dress with a grosgrain bow, red silk satin pumps and a black and white python minaudiere, all by Lanvin.

Why: This dress could look a bit Princess Diaries on the wrong woman; on Nyong’o, it's elegant and effortless.