It’s second time for the Kenyan model Lupita Nyong’o in Vogue Magazine’s cover for October 2015 issue. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Oscar-winning actress also samples the fall couture collections and talks to Plum Sykes about fame, family, and her four new acting projects.
“I’m definitely attracted to more dramatic roles. I like playing characters that stretch me” – Lupita Nyong’o
In an interview with Nyong’o, the star looks back at her career and explains that moments after her victory at the Oscars few years ago are fuzzy, as if time had stopped. Lupita highlights the spectacular year she has had after her performance in “12 Years a Slave”, which earned her recognition numbers, as the prize for best actress Academy. It is not the only achievement that has earned by the Oscar winner in the fashion world. The beautiful actress has established itself as a strong and important reference in fashion.
Lupita Nyong’o Samples the Fall Couture Collections
Blue Belle – Nyong’o stars in December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a pirate named Maz Kanata. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Haute Couture lace dress, earrings, and bag. Tiffany & Co. necklace.
Photographed at Bouillon Racine
Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman
Golden Years – “It didn’t ring true,” Lupita says of being discouraged to act in Kenya because of her skin tone. In Elsa’s apartment in the Schiaparelli couture house, Lupita wears a Schiaparelli Haute Couture velvet dress.
Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Making Shapes – With Picasso for company, the actress wears a Gaultier Paris lace bodysuit and satin skirt.
Photographed at Musée Picasso.
Artwork: (left) Pablo Picasso. Head of a woman. Paris, 1929–1930. Painted iron, sheet iron, springs, and colanders. (right) Pablo Picasso. Large Still Life with a Pedestal Table. Paris, 1931. Oil on canvas/ © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Fresh Feeling- Dior designer Raf Simons describes Lupita as “radiant . . . she seems to take such pleasure in playing with fashion.” Here she reflects the leaves in the garden of Hôtel Particulier Montmartre. Dior Haute Couture silk-faille coat and Dior Fine Jewelry bracelet.
Image credits: Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Vogue.com, October 2015