“Us” Star Lupita Nyong’o Clowns it up on “Ellen”

Posted on March 13, 2019

Miss Lupita wears a clown costume and somehow it all just works.

 

 

 

Maybe not so much on the hair, though. We get that an outfit like this practically begs for unconventional styling and certainly something big and curly would be an absolute no unless you wanted to look like Bozo. But we don’t think the severe shape or the blunt ends really work all that well with an outfit that has so much exuberance and personality to it.

 

As for the outfit, we think it’s fun and we think she can work it just fine, but it’s one of those looks that tends to be way too busy for sitting down on television. This would be much better for a photo call or red carpet. Those events are about standing, posing and presenting. A talk show is about sitting, talking, and pitching your personality to the ticket-buying public. You want to look good, but you don’t want to look overwhelmed.

 

 

It’s amazing how close she comes to pulling it off, though. Girlfriend’s got enough poise to make a clownsuit look chic on TV.

 

 

Style Credits:
Christian Siriano Black and White Polka Dot and Striped Ensemble from the Pre-Fall 2019 Collection

Styled by Micaela Erlanger

[Photo Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros., Courtesy of Christian Siriano – Video Credit: ellentube.com]

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