Lupita Nyong’o swaps looks on the red carpet for Vanity Fair’s Oscars 2014 after party
While the Oscars may actually be about the awards, we all know that red carpet glamour is the main reason us fashion gals tune in. While movie critics and fans alike are all talking about Gravity’s production awards sweep and Leo’s latest loss for Best Actor, we still can’t get over how amazing Lupita Nyong’o looked last night. Given her run this past red carpet season, we went into the night knowing she was going to look unreal, but she blew us out of the park on Hollywood’s biggest night
Undeniably the belle of the ball, Nyong’o first wowed on the red carpet in a plunging powder blue Prada gown fit for a Grecian princess. The revealing gown was perfect for the Best Supporting Actress’ slight figure—anyone with too much décolletage would have been falling out of the dress. The deep-V front was mirrored in the back and in the open sides, and the full skirt was enriched with a dusting of crystal beading on the edges of the pleats to add some shimmer. The accessories were kept minimal, as to not over-power the gown, with Fred Leighton ear cuffs, gold wrap bracelet and a crystal and gold Prada Raso clutch.
After scooping up her Oscar and giving a heartfelt speech, the freshly dubbed Lupiterella (Lupita + Cinderella), courtesy of eTalk Hollywood, changed into a more party-friendly Miu Miu dress, inspired by the brand’s Spring 2014 collection. With a green beaded fringe neckline and crisp white colour, the dress worked perfectly with her headband and new gold hardware. A soft sweetheart neckline, thick straps and a streamlined silhouette kept the fringe from looking like a bad ‘80s bedazzled flashback and kept the dress fresh and youthful. Lupita kept her hair and make up relatively the same, swapping out her coral lipstick from the show for a bolder red lip and losing the gold bangle—you don’t need a regular ole gold bracelet when you won the ultimate gold accessory.
While Nyong’o was the star of the night, Miuccia Prada deserves some props for being the creative mastermind behind the two looks. Both of the dresses were equally glamorous but so very different—do you prefer the storybook princess moment or the clean and tropical look? Cast your vote now!