Lupita Nyong’o slays another magazine cover.
It was Lupita Nyong’o’s talent that caught our attention but her fashion and beauty that made her a cover star and Vogue wanted a piece of the action. The Kenyan beauty gives life to her curve hugging print dress and plunging neckline for her July takeover.
In less than a year, she went from a Yale theatre student to sharing the spotlight with A-listers she never fathomed meeting let alone befriending, “It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life.” She told the mag. “People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me—before I recognized them!”
She can attest to the explosion her life has become. After her Oscar victory with 12 Years A Slave, she flew the unfriendly skies in Non-Stop and recently landed roles in Americanah, Jungle Book and Star Wars Episode VII. However despite the whirlwind surreal life she’s living, she still aspires to take her talents elsewhere. “I’m really hungry to get back onstage, It flexes muscles that you need to do the more subtle film work,” she continues.
Looking nothing short of amazing, the 31-year-old poses in designers—Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Jonathan Saunders, Prada, T by Alexander Wang and J. Crew—while talking beauty and fashion.
“The dress let me know it was going to be worn. It’s quite scary when you fall in love with a dress, because it’s nothing to do with your brain. It’s like a gut reaction.”
Check out her editorial spread on the next page.