22 Times Lupita Nyong’o Proved She’s A Flawless Fashion Genius

So many perfect red-carpet moments. So. Many.

1. The time she wore a kelly green Dior gown to the BAFTAs and looked radiant.

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Kelly green, people! On the red carpet!

She’s like, “I know, crazy, right?”

2. The time she sat next to Anna Wintour at a Calvin Klein fashion show and actually got her to smile.*

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*This never happens!

3. The time she wore a vintage-inspired Dior day dress (with pockets!) to the 86th Oscars Nominees Luncheon.

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Hello! Pockets!

4. The time she wore a taupe Stella McCartney frock to the Producers Guild of America Awards and paired it with a bold aubergine lip and snakeskin clutch.

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Psst…here’s the coat she wore with it.

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And here she is being totally chill meeting Leo DiCaprio like it’s NBD.

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(See, coolest.)

5. The time she wore this stupidly hot Gucci gown to the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.


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Benedict Cumberbatch approves.

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6. The time she redefined amazing cutouts in this white Calvin Klein column gown at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

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Even Adele Exarchopoulos from Blue Is the Warmest Color is like, Whaaaaa?

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7. Oh, and who can forget this lil’ Ralph Lauren column dress?

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She wore it to the Golden Globes and everybody was like:


8. The time she wore the deepest deep-V ever.

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And paired it with blue eye shadow, and it somehow magically worked.

9. The time she wore this vintage-inspired gold-brocaded Elie Saab cocktail dress.

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10. The time she somehow upstaged Jared Leto’s unreal ombré locks.

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Cutest couple everrrrrr.

11. The time she reinvented cutouts with this Cushnie et Ochs dress.

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12. When she wore a super-cool color-blocked Lanvin dress to the Brittania Awards.

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Love the silver belt.

13. When she twirled like a champ for Vanity Fair.

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14. When she surprised us with this gorgeously bold J. Mendel gown.

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15. The time she went for schoolgirl chic and totally owned it.

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16. The time she managed to make knee-high athletic socks look glamorous.

How did she do that?

17. The time she wore a totally bonkers off-the-runway Miu Miu number to a Directors Guild of America screening.

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And kept her beauty game on lock too.

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18. The time she and Michelle Dockery had the best sunglasses game in town.

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P.S. Clutch + shift dress + coat = magic.

19. Do you love this jumpsuit? YOU LOVE THIS JUMPSUIT.

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And what about these polka-dot shoes? Too much awesomeness!

20. How about these boss shorts?

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“My shorts, you love them.” —LN

21. Or the time she wore this elegant white silk jersey Prada gown to the Toronto International Film Festival?

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22. Basically, Lupita looks like pure perfection in everything.


We can’t wait to see what she wears next!

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