Lupita Nyong’o was dazzling in futuristic red carpet fashion at the European premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and you can see the photos and video right here. The Oscar-winning actress among the newcomers to the iconic franchise and she’s brought her impressive style to the international rollout of the movie and given it a science fiction twist.
As soon as we knew the Oscar winner was cast for the movie, we knew that part of the excitement would be the red carpet of all the premieres of the movie all over the world. After all, Lupita Nyong’o is one of our reigning style icons and in London she didn’t disappoint.
Yes, this was some serious fashion forward. As in fast forwarding a few centuries ahead. Or at least as we envision the future which truly is retro-future when we think of all of the science fiction movies that are now set in the past — not least 2001 A Space Odyssey and more recently ‘Back to the Future.’
Regardless of the century, Lupita Nyong’o was dazzling, both the outfit and the makeup — notably the blue lipstick contributed to the retro-future look. With a black top, and a sheer long skirt, shimmering with bits of silver. Dutiful fashionistas have identified her dress ensemble as a Proenza Schouler gown and it’s accessorized with bold earrings, and an upswept hairstyle, covered, in part with mesh. Already, tutorials are popping up on YouTube for those who want to get the makeup just right.
Little is known about Lupita Nyong’o r character, Maz Kanata. She’s a pirate who’s lived more than a hundred years who has some kind of special power that resides in her eyes. It’s not just the biographical details we don’t know; we barely know what the character looks like ahead of the premiere of the movie. We’ll look back and we’ll marvel at how much mystery shrouded ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and it will be hard to believe, in retrospect that there were no leaks of the script or the movie itself. Amazing security for the galaxy far, far away!
In London at Leicester Square, we found quite an impressive gathering of the cast of the movie along with numerous other celebrities. The likes of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, George Lucas, JJ Abrams were there, as were most of the newcomers including Daisy Ridley, John Boydega, Adam Driver and Oscar Issac just to name a few. As ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hits theaters, it does so with critical acclaim and, thankfully, with more premieres in more cities around the world.
You can see many more red carpet pictures and video of Lupita Nyong’o turning heads with her futuristic fashion at the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ European premiere below!
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