Lupita Nyong'o's Met Gala Gown Gets the Risk-Taker Award

05/05/2014 at 08:18 PM ET

Lupita Nyong'o Met Gala gown David Fisher/Rex USA

Lupita Nyong’o always turns heads on the red carpet, but for her latest high-fashion outing, the star may have left a few spectators scratching their heads at the same time.

PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful Woman made a major impact in a custom emerald-green Prada net dress featuring a crazy number of embellishments — glass beads, crystals, cascading feathers and chandelier drops. She teamed the look with gem-studded green suede sandals and a coordinating clutch, also Prada.

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And she topped the look with a vintage Cartier necklace worn as a headpiece and oodles of other vintage Cartier jewels. (She might be the most embellished star at the ball.) What do you think of Nyong’os look? Are you a fan? Did she totally miss the boat?

–Brittany Talarico

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Ladybug on

Yuck. This is the first time I have not liked her style. Hopefully
she does better the next time.

MrsJAZ on

Wow…so disappointed in this outfit. Nothing pretty about it at all. Waiting for her to start doing a rain dance or something.

MimiB on

Sometimes, even the best fashionistas [and fashion designers] make a mistake. Sorry Lupita and Prada … it’s your turn.

BettyAspinall on

She could come dressed in a bath towel and she still would look good.

Zarah on

She is a beautiful women, why such an ugly and inappropriate outfit?

Sharon on

I am going to disagree with most of the posts. I really like this on her. True it is not the kind of thing she normally wears but I just love her in it. It gives a fantasy African Princess vibe which works so well for her. And I have never seen her looking so beautiful and radiant. About time we had more African Princesses. That said, the Met might not have been the exactly perfect venue for this, but I still just love this woman!

Patty on

Um. She usually looks so good, but this one was a big mistake. Ugly.

kathy on

it was just a matter of time when her fashion would go overboard. shame. she has such a natural beauty that her clothes should only enhance, not distract. the headband and the whole get up is just short of ridiculous

sbettybooi on

Very nice. Maybe hairstyle, or hair piece throws the look off a bit. Otherwise, gorgeous.

MLR on


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