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    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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    Nobody could handle it.

    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!