Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar-winning breakout role in ’12 Years a Slave’ immediately put this Hollywood newcomer on the ones-to-watch list, but it’s the actress’s striking minimalist style that’s had the fashion world abuzz. Though it hasn’t even been a year since her first major red carpet appearance, Lupita has become a style icon virtually overnight, earning a spot on just about every best dressed list out there (including ours!).
Ahead, the five significant red carpet moments that took Lupita to fashion star status.
Captivating white Prada silk jersey maxidress featuring ethereal gold lattice embroidery. It’s unconventional but elegant, perfectly capturing the actress’s style.
We’re obsessed with this white tea-length dress Lupita wore.It manages to be girly, retro, and classic all at the same time. The contrasting silk accents rock.
We would talk about this light blue gown all day if we could, but the simple design seriously speaks for itself.
This was such a moment. It was like Lupita had arrived. This red Ralph Lauren number is so simple but that cape is just too major not to notice, and her decision to go light on accessories is genius. Genius, we tell you!
Again, Lupita nails it, proving she can add a little punk to her polish, she opted for a sweet, colour-happy Chanel dress that couldn’t have been more perfect for the fun atmosphere of the MTV Movie Awards. Such a great example of dressing for the occasion but still staying true to your personal style. Bravo!