As if you need me to remind you, but last night was the Met Gala Costume Institute Ball and Lupita Nyong’o threw us a curve ball in this fashion forward/questionable Prada.
While live-tweeting the event, my entire Twitter feed was flooded when a photo of her leaving her hotel was released. People were crazed and completely aghast that the gorgeous, flawless and elegant Lupita would take such a bold risk on fashion’s biggest night of the year. Some joked that she looked like something caught in a fishing net. Others declared this completely genius. I have to say, whether it’s great or not – I do love and respect her decision to throw out something so polarizing while people are obsessing over her style with such vigor.
Yes, I totally get the fishing net joke. But then, I also see this as a cool fusion of tribal meets Gatsby. It’s like the Native American Daisy Buchanan. To boot, the green is energetic, lively and looks really great with her skintone. One thing is for sure though, the headband and makeup are completely perfect. As for the dress, I think it’s a draw, falling somewhere in the middle. I didn’t put Lupita on my Best or Worst Dressed because it doesn’t feel like it earns enough points to fall in either direction. But I’m curious, what do you think?
So I’m bringing back the vote! Which is quite fitting as here in the US it is also Spring Election Day!
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One thing is for sure, Lupita has the whole world wrapped around her finger and dying to see what she’ll wear right now. As for the rest of the red carpet, check out my Best Dressed and Worst Dressed lists!