Let's Talk About the Unbelievable Head Wraps Lupita Nyong'o Has Been Wearing
Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong'o landed on the perfect moment to pay tribute to her African heritage. Up next, Lupita stars in Disney's Queen of Katwe, a film about chess player Phiona Mutesi, who lives with her family in Uganda. Lupita plays Harriet, Phiona's mother, and to prepare for the role, she spent plenty of time travelling.
Lupita and her stylist Micaela Erlanger visited Uganda, sourcing materials from African designers that would eventually inspire looks for the promotional tour. While Lupita wore a lineup of red carpet dresses by top designers like Rosie Assoulin, Balmain, and Carolina Herrera, their matching headpieces were all part of a larger collaboration.
Micaela joined Lupita's hairstylist, Vernon Francois, to create designs that sat like a crown atop Lupita's head. It wasn't so simple: Micaela pulled from fabric shops in New York to bring the full combinations to fruition, and even more accessories came into play. Still, the stylist is a master, and thanks to her print-mixing tips and wise tricks, Lupita's appearances were absolutely dazzling. Read on for the full story behind what may just be her most memorable looks to date, then find out which ensemble excited Lupita and her stylist the most.