Lupita Nyong’o‘s next big project will be in a galaxy far, far away. But for now, we get to enjoy her Vogue cover. For the upcoming July issue, the Oscar winner was photographed by Mikael Jansson in the beautiful city of Marrakech wearing designs by Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Givenchy. And of course, Fashion’s It-Girl wears it all well.
The stunning 31-year old quickly became a red carpet favorite, which the help of stylist Micaela Erlanger, attending award shows and premieres in choice looks from Ralph Lauren, Chanel and Miu Miu. Then of course there was “Nairobi Blue” Prada gown she wore to this year’s Academy Awards that made her look like a real life Disney princess. Although she seems to effortlessly float down the red carpet, Nyong’o tells the mag that it feels like a “war zone“ and the best advice she got to keep it together was to “Keep a granola bar in that clutch of yours!”
Even as a young girl growing up in Kenya, she has an interest in fashion. She even made her own prom dress!
“It was a velvet miniskirt with a matching little top and an iridescent silver translucent fabric that flowed to the ground,” she shared with Hamish Bowles. “It was kind of ridiculous, but it was fabulous at the time.”
Could we see line from Lupita in the future? Maybe, but pretty soon we will see her starring in ads for cosmetics brand Lancôme, joining it’s other brand ambassadors, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet and model Daria Werbowy.
So The Year Of Lupita continues, and hopefully this won’t be the last time we see her on Vogue.