Lupita Nyong'o Stuns at the Oscars in Blue Prada Gown: 'It Reminds Me of Nairobi'

03/02/2014 at 07:16 PM ET

Lupita Nyong'o Prada Oscars gownJason Merritt/Getty

We predicted she’d go for a shade of blue, and we were right! Finally after months of daydreaming about Lupita Nyong’o Oscars gown, the wait is over. The nominee hit the carpet in a stunning blue Prada design, staying true to her love for color.

“It was made for me,” Nyong’o shared on the carpet of the look. “It’s a blue that reminds me of Nairobi. It’s a little bit of home.”

The style star teamed her pleated, plunging goddess-inspired design with a whole lotta Fred Leighton jewels, including an 18kt yellow gold and diamond headband. (Brides, take note!) And we have a feeling she’s about to skyrocket to the top of best dressed lists.

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Recently, Nyong’o told PEOPLE she loves prepping for events with her beauty team.

“Being with my glam squad [is my favorite part of getting ready for an event],” she shared. “I really just enjoy that time. We just listen to music and dance sometimes and we crack some jokes and, you know, we get the glam on!”

What do you think of the nominee’s Oscars gown? Will she make your best dressed list?

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Ashley on

Lupita looks like an African Princess! I hope she wins the Oscar.

Haaa on

Can we stop overhyping her? She’s losing her appeal fast.

Blu on

She look gorgeous in the dress, lovely color , but I think if is too revealing and she is really thin.

jckfmsincty on

She is just stunning. And soon, she’ll be an Oscar winner.

Uhuru on

Her outfit is waay too revealing and shows a very bony unattractive chest which has always been covered up before now and looked nice. With just more covering, even if just a slip across, she would have looked like an african princess.

Toni on

Don’t be a hater! I am pale pink, she is beautiful dark chocolate! Yes! I am JEALOUS!!!!!!!

Zach on

She just looks healthier! Pale pink looks sickly!

NYC on

Pale Pink skin looks sickly. Like an accident of nature, after all, why would mother nature create a skin complexion it can easily kill with skin cancer? Please cover up your pale sickly skin color!!!

Ginger on

Enough of the racist statements! I am “White” and I am proud to be white! I realize White is actually an absence of color, which is a problem with the sun and all, but my people invented sunscreen. What have all the darkies invented??? Crickets…I hear crickets, oh, and watermelons being chomped on! YUMMY!!

Lotus on

She’s near physical perfection, in my humble opinion. Beautiful, even chocolate skin, toned, proportioned physique, weave-less, and the cutest face. Go, Lupita!!!

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