Hollywood’s newest golden girl shines bright on the cover of Vogue’s July issue , and we are loving it! A lot has been said as regards Lupita’s recent entertainment success: some call her overrated, others are happy for her( Like Me). Well hold whatever thoughts you have, because she strikes again with Vogue solidly behind her. Everything in this months editorial further proves that Lupita is a force to reckon with, from her poses to her facial expressions and down to her figure perfect body, everything screams high fashion!
Lupita Nyong’o is cucumber-cool, as beautiful and hieratic as an ancient Egyptian statue of a cat goddess, dressed in Prada’s magenta Deco-print dress licked with silver that is dazzling against her luminous skin. Lupita instinctively falls into graceful attitudes; she can’t help herself. “She knows the camera, she knows her angles,” notes an approving Phyllis Posnick,Vogue’s Executive Fashion Editor, who, it should be noted, does not suffer fools gladly but is in some kind of awe of this particular subject.
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Nyong’o in the entrance hall of Marrakech’s exclusive Ksar Char-Bagh resort, a chic retreat tucked away in the city’s palm grove. Vera Wang Collection copper trapeze dress. Ann Demeulemeester necklace. Pebble London ring. Casadei for Prabal Gurung heels, worn throughout.
Fashion Editor: Phyllis Posnick
Nyong’o takes in the spice stalls in the medina. On the red carpet, she’s drawn to vibrant colors, architectural silhouettes, and interesting prints—ideas channeled by Proenza Schouler in their flock-printed cutout dress. Necklaces by Jonas Studio, Pebble London, and Cara Croninger. Ksar Char-Bagh wicker bag.
When she was growing up in Kenya, Nyong’o says, acting “wasn’t a viable career path. It’s not seen as a prestigious profession.” Rodarte metallic lace dress with sequins. Judy Geib Plus Alpha diamond–and–gold filigree earrings.
Body and Soul
Nyong’o at a private dipping pool atop one of Ksar Char-Bagh’s towers, which also boasts breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci marigold bodysuit. Spinelli Kilcollin linked bangles. Georg Jensen double bangle.
Radiant skin steals the spotlight. Bolstered by royal jelly and hazelnut peptides, Lancôme’s Nutrix Royal Body Cream goes on like silk.
Since her award-winning turn in 12 Years a Slave, Nyong’o’s breathtaking talent and beauty have drawn admirers from every corner of the planet. Jonathan Saunders check-and-floral printed dress. Ann Demeulemeester by Elvis Pompilio fine straw hat. Me&Ro necklaces.
“It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life,” Nyong’o says, here soaking in a rose-filled bathtub at the hotel El Fenn. Janis by Janis Savitt silver cuff. Prada red satin heels.
As she ponders her next role, focus and intensity remain Nyong’o’s most fiercely guarded qualities. T by Alexander Wang knit top. Jonas Studio earring. Yossi Harari corset cuffs. Photographed in the garden courtyard at Riad Madani. In this story: hair, Bok-Hee; makeup, Mark Carrasquillo. Produced by Marie Hu for North Six Europe.
Lady in Red
Lupita Nyong’o wearing a J.Crew swimsuit, Yossi Harari cuffs, and Casadei for Prabal Gurung heels. On set in Marrakech.