Black Panther superstar actress Lupita Nyong’o appears as the face of the American luxury department store chain, Saks Fifth Avenue.
The actress. identifying as a Kenyan-Mexican was born to Kenyan parents in Mexico City where her father was a teacher before they relocated to Kenya when was less than a year old.
The second child of a family of eight made her acting debut in Romeo and Juliet as Juliet at age 14 in a production by Phoenix Players based in Nairobi.
The Wakanda Forever superstar shows off her unimpeachable style for Saks’ digital-first Spring 2022 campaign. She is pictured wearing a stunning matching Versace set in one of the ads, where opened up about her gorgeous, head-turning red carpet looks and how her creativity as a child has influenced her present-day style.
“I approach my red-carpet style with curiosity and a sense of humour,” the Black Panthera Academy Award-winning actress says of her attention-grabbing movie premiere looks.
“I love dressing up, it just reminds me of being a kid and coming up with outfits from sheets and towels and things,” Nyong’o continues. “It’s a chance to make believe and to just live at a higher level. So, I have fun with it.”
Speaking of the Versace gown she wore to 2019’s Camp-themed Met Gala, Lupita recalled:
“My outfit was extremely colorful — I felt like a butterfly,” she says. “And my makeup was outrageous, and I just felt extremely camp and beautiful.”
“We have admired Lupita’s work on screen and offscreen for quite a while”, remarked Emily Essner, the Chief Marketing Officer at Saks. “And we love the work that she’s done around women’s rights. We also love that she really takes risks on the red carpet. I always think of some of those Met Gala looks, they really stand out and she really pulled them off.”
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