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Exclusive Photo: Lupita Nyong'o Makes Her Vogue Debut

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Right now, the hottest rising star in Hollywood is Lupita Nyong’o, who’s garnered a Golden Globe nomination for 12 Years a Slave and earned acclaim for her pitch-perfect wardrobe and beautiful makeup during the movie’s promotional tour.

Now she has one more major accolade to add to her résumé: Vogue has named her to their annual best-dressed list as “One to Watch in 2014.”

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And they’ve exclusively shared this shot of the star from the January issue, which portrays her in a striking black-and-white striped dress and cheeky Lanvin necklace, looking like she’s been modeling her entire life (when in fact, she was a student at Yale drama school not too long ago).

We couldn’t agree more with the magazine’s assessment — Nyong’o’s style parade is one of the main reasons we’re already gearing up for awards season. Check out more of her jaw-dropping looks to date at, and pick up the new issue on stand Dec. 23.

What do you think of the shot? Are you as enamored of her style as we are? Weigh in below!

–Alex Apatoff

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