Lupita Nyong’o Wears Gold “Vibranium” Dress By Versace On The Red Carpet
Actress Lupita Nyong’o joked that her Oscars dress was made of “vibranium,” the fictional metal made famous in her hit film Black Panther.
Following the success of the newest Marvel movie, the Black Panther actress shared a picture on her Instagram of her Versace dress with the caption, “Vibranium by Versace. #Oscars #WakandaForever”
The gold dress does resemble the fictitious metal from the movie, making Nyong’o look as if she were dripping in gold. The single-strapped dress also featured a glittering black accents throughout, as well as a high leg slit that went up to her upper thigh.
She also paired the dress with a matching Versace geometric clutch and Niwaka earrings and rings. Nyong’o also wore a custom pair of black single-strapped by Alexandre Birman.
Nyong’o was similar to her co-star Danai Gurira where their hairstyle was their best accessory. She explains in an Instagram post that the inspiration for her crown came from Amasunzu hairstyles of Rwanda, then shared a video that showed a comparison between the two. Her hairstylist Vernon François integrated more gold into her outfit by having gold strands wrap throughout her crown, giving her traditional hairstyle a modern twist.
Her makeup artist Nick Barose also included African inspiration to Nyong’o’s Oscars look. He said that the inspiration for her blue eye makeup look came from the “Egyptian goddess of war Sekhmet lioness eyes.” Barose also shared on his Instagram that he used Lancome products to produce this look.
Last night make up inspo on the star of @blackpanther @lupitanyongo 💅🏼💥💥💥 Egyptian #goddess of war #sekhmet lioness eyes. 🦁👁⚔ Beauty inspos that come from museums and other culture will always be cooler ( and when u see images of your client looking like one of those classical bust you see in museum, it’s more fun ) I love the Ancient Egyptian royal colors combo, pairing gold with Egyptian blue. ✨✨✨💙 When it comes to blue as eye make up color, you can wear it with out it screaming BLUE from across the red carpet, mix bright royal blue with navy and black and you can do it with liquid liner too if you want more discreet lines ( like @lancomeofficial #Artliner in Saphire 💙) or lining inner rims for extra intensity ( #DramaLiqui pencil in Bleu Magique ✍🏿 ) and shimmery blue eye shadow ( #ColorDesign Eyeshadow in All Made Up 💙) that can be blended in with black, deep navy and grey. #lupitanyongo #oscars #academyawards #Redcarpet #Lancome #LancomeRedcarpet @lancomeofficial