Lupita Nyong’o returned to the Oscars, a decade after winning her first Academy Award, with a nod to her 2014 Prada outfit. This time it’s a dreamy custom Giorgio Armani Privé dress with a plunging V neckline for Lupita, just like her icy blue 2014 dress paid homage to her homeland Nairobi.

Just 1-minute to make sure she looks good

At the Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, where the 96th Academy Awards took place, The Black Panther star arrived the red carpet in her beautiful silk-embroidered sequin ensemble which featured top-to-toe crystal embellishments with pale blue feathers at the peplum waist and hem, all in a lovely powder blue.


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Lupita paired her Nairobi blue dress with a stack of dainty diamond bracelets, a doubly studded ring, and diamond drop earrings from luxe jeweller De Beers. She looked radiant in glowy makeup with a berry lip colour, shimmery eye shadow and skin, courtesy of Chanel Beauty.

Although Nyong’o was not up for a nomination at the 96th Oscars, she was among an A-list group of presenters. 10 years after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2014, for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, she presents Da’Vine Joy Randolph hers.


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Her decade-long stylist, Michaela Erlanger told ELLE USA:

This was a look that we actually had been holding on to for a very special moment… We had to find the right moment and this felt so serendipitous.

Even models have attested that posing for the cameras can be tiring. But here’s Lupita having a blast at it. In the Instagram reel below, she is seen having the time of her life, loving being a woman, expressive, young and free. One of the many reasons why we LOVE Lupita!


BellaStylista: @lupitanyongo
Photos: Steven Blanco (@shotbyblanco)
Agency: @teamid
Publication: @elleusa
Hair: @vernonfrancois
MUA: @nickbarose
Stylist: @micaela
Nails: @deborahlippmann
DP: @0ngel
Dress: @giorgioarmani
Accessories: @debeersofficial
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