Look Book: Lupita Nyong'o

Top red carpet moments from PEOPLE Magazine's Most Beautiful cover girl.

Celia L. Smith Apr, 24, 2014

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A look that will forever go down in history for it's fairy tale-style touch. This Nairobi blue Prada gown ended the Oscar winning actress' award season with a bang.

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The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree was hot on the carpet in a cropped Giambattista Valli set that complemented her cocoa skin perfectly.

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Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.

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At the EE British Acadamy Film Awards, Lupita dazzles in a Dior Couture emerald gown, Ana Khouri jewels and custom Christian Louboutin shoes hidden beneath.

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Pushing all things pretty aside, Lupita gets edgy in a leather Givenchy plunging V-neck gown, shoes and bag with minimal H. Stern jewels.

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The actress has a copper streak! At the premiere of Non-Stop she sported a Lanvin strapless zip dress with matching mirrored pumps. Hot!

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At the SAG Awards Lupita wins our award for boldest red carpet style in a turquoise Gucci gown with flower adorned décolletage.

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The wow moment this season for the star was at the Golden Globe Awards swathed in a Ralph Lauren caped gown that was dramatic and intensely vibrant.

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Lupita can do know no wrong, especially in Calvin Klein! It was a winning night for the newbie all around –– her gown looked absolutely striking against her skin and toned physique with just sexy peaks of skin showing.

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This minimal, fleshtone silhouette from Stella McCartney came to life on Lupita’s chocolate skin at the Annual Producers Guild Awards.

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When the carpet calls for classics, Lupita knows how to bring it. This pretty young thing donned an Elie Saab dress and matching overcoat with ballet pink Christian Louboutins at the Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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When the occasion calls for it, Lupita keeps is cute and casual, this time at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards brunch sporting Peter Pilotto with white Sophia Webster pumps and an Anya Hindmarch clutch.

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Chic in a Chanel skirt suit at the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit, Lupita solidifies her slot on the best dressed list.

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Serving a little sugar and spice, Lupita kills it in this Cushnie et Ochs dress at the GQ Men of The Year Party.

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The actress was perfectly polished in a black tie tuxedo-inspired dress at the Governors Awards.

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If there’s a look Lupita knows how to pull off well it’s a simply pretty style with a hint of boldness, and that’s the look she served at the 12 Years A Slave premiere in Paris, wearing Elie Saab and Nicholas Kirkwood pumps.

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At the 57th BFI London Film Festival for the premiere of her new film, the actress sports a little black Christopher Kane dress that's anything but typical. With a cut-out waist and fabulous fit, Nyong'o made quite the entrance.

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At the 17th Annual Film Festival, Lupita Nyong'o shined like the star she is wearing a head-turning lemon-hued J. Mendel gown with a simpe triangle cut-out neckline –– a look we'll surely be seeing on everyones best dressed list.

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At the Fox Searchlight Tiff party Nyong'o solidified herself as certified chic in a sorbet-hued Antonio Berardi dress that was all business in the front and a party of ruffles in the back. Her best look to date!

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In between premieres, the fashionable actress found time to attend the Miu Miu show during Paris Fashion Week in a fuchsia cap-sleeved dress that was topped by a black and white fur jacket (not shown here). Tres chic!

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The actress has a knack for not only selecting bold shades like this cerulean blue Roland Mouret number, but also shapes that are tailored to her toned figure precisely.

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This bold blue hue worked so well the first time, it's certainly worthy of a repeat at the Broadway opening of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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The Toronto film festival is where we first got a taste of Nyong'o's bold style in a bright structured boat-neck top and shorts by Honor. This look was a clear sign that she was anything but a wall flower.

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Looks like Lupita's got a thing for Miuccia Prada. At the California premiere of her movie, the actress had us in a daze with this whimsical Miu Miu dress accessorized fabulously with a Judith Leiber clutch and T-strap Louboutin's.

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At the InStyle party during the Toronto Film Festival, the actress arrived "in style" wearing a a sweet tweed Moschino coat with Paul Andrew polka dot pumps.

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In Veronica Beard at the Tiff/HFPA Instyle party during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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At the Toronto Film Festival's 12 Years A Slave Premiere, Nyong'o wowed us in a sleek, white Prada wedding-worthy gown with gold sequin accents.

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The actress makes classic polka dots look fresh and chic all over again in a shift-shaped dress and beige D'orsay pumps at the 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival.