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Lupita Nyong'o wows in lilac at Queen of Katwe premiere

Published 21/09/2016

David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o
David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o stood out from the crowd in a beautiful lavender Elie Saab gown at the premiere of her movie Queen of Katwe in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (20Sep16).

Lupita Nyong’o cemented her place as fashion royalty at the premiere of her new movie Queen of Katwe.

The actress donned a lilac gown from the Elie Saab Resort 2017 collection for the event on Tuesday (20Sep16) in Los Angeles, with the delicate colour ensuring she stood out from the crowd.

With a plunging neckline, flowing skirt and thigh-high split, Lupita’s dress also featured a striped multi-coloured belt and a cross-over strap at the back in the same colour.

The 33-year-old complemented the ensemble with pretty make-up, opting for a subtle swipe of lavender eyeshadow and a bold pink lipstick.

And the star topped her look with a colour coordinated headdress - continuing her seriously impressive streak of wearing gorgeous head wraps.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing dress-up before the red carpet and even after,” she told recently, adding she feels “more comfortable and playful” with her style choices at the moment.

Lupita, who plays Harriet, the mother of young Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi in the film, also posed alongside her co-star David Oyelowo at the event. David also made a sartorial statement in a shiny maroon suit, which he matched with black and yellow printed waistcoat, black tie and black leather loafers.

Meanwhile in London, England, the stars of The Girl on the Train also upped the style stakes, with Emily Blunt gliding into the world premiere in Leicester Square on Tuesday night.

The actress, who gave birth to her second child just three months ago, rocked an Alexander McQueen gown from the Resort 2017 collection which had heavy beading and intricate floral details. She completed the look with a delicate headpiece by Jennifer Behr, jewellery by Ruth Tomlinson and heels by Christian Louboutin, though kept make-up simple, opting for a slight smokey eye and nude lipstick as not to detract from the elegant ensemble.

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