CFDA Awards 2018: Lupita Nyong’o Serves Up Capital-F Fashion in Atelier Versace

Posted on June 05, 2018

With the bomb-dropping portion of this red carpet out of the way, let’s get down to the jaw-droppingly pretty parts of it. Unfortunately, there were distressingly few for such an important fashion. The good news is, Donatella was smart enough to invite Lupita.



And you know why? We tell you why: It’s slightly outside the Versace norm in that it’s structured and places the shape of that structure at the center of the design instead of the body of the woman wearing it, which is the usual Versace way. Similarly, it’s slightly more playful than Lupita tends to go, as her main preferences are either for high drama or an upending of the princess/ingenue image. Everything about it is unexpected, given the names involved, and yet it feels absolutely perfect. This sort of dress really isn’t going to work on most conventional red carpets, but it’s exactly right for a night devoted to celebrating fashion design.



Style Credits:
Atelier Versace Cage Mini Dress with Bubble Hemline, Encrusted with Delicate Beading and Swarovski Crystal Elements from the Spring 2018 collection
Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry
Alexandre Birman Shoes

Styled by Micaela Erlanger | Hair by Takisha Drew | Makeup by Nick Barose | Manicure by Deborah Lippmann

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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