Spin-derella! Lupita Nyong'o's Best Red Carpet Twirls

Have you ever seen anyone happier than Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet? We didn't think so

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QUEEN OF GLORY PREMIERE 2021

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bringing movement back in a black-and-white checkered ensemble at the Tribeca Film Festival in N.Y.C.

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BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE 2019

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going for gold in a stunning, regal gown in Mountain View, California.

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BRITISH ACADEMY BRITTANIA AWARDS 2019

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in a pleated skirt that almost moves by itself, paired with a sleek black turtleneck.

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CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE SHOW 2019

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in a skirt made for twirling at the fashion house's cruise collection show in Morocco.

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VANITY FAIR OSCARS PARTY 2019

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in a feathered Oscar de la Renta one-shoulder confection that made for a major moment.

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CANNES 2018

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in a Prada ball gown, featuring peach organza fabric, for the "Secret Chopard Party" during the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival.

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CANNES 2018 PART 2

"Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite)" Red Carpet Arrivals - The 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival
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in a Dior Haute Couture white cage dress (worn to the screening of Sorry Angel) that did its own thing in the breeze.

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CANNES 2015

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in a custom pleated "grasshopper green" Gucci chiffon gown featuring floral crystal embellishments and Chopard jewels at the opening ceremony premiere of La Tête Haute.

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CANNES 2015 PART 2

CANNES 2015 PART 2
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in a white pleated midi dress featuring laser cut detailing on the bodice plus Nicholas Kirkwood pumps.

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BAFTA LOS ANGELES BRITANNIA AWARDS 2013

BAFTA LOS ANGELES BRITANNIA AWARDS 2013
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in black-and-cream Lanvin gown (she loves a plunging neckline!) accessorized with an embellished belt.

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GOLDEN GLOBES 2015

GOLDEN GLOBES 2015
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in a floral ombré Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown with 3-D detailing at the bust and Chopard jewels.

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SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS 2015

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS 2015
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in a striped digital-print Elie Saab gown and Fred Leighton jewels.

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MET GALA 2014

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in an emerald green Prada net dress featuring a crazy number of embellishments – glass beads, crystals, cascading feathers and chandelier drops – plus, gem-studded green suede sandals, coordinating clutch (both Prada) and a vintage Cartier necklace worn as a headpiece.

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OSCARS 2014

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in a "Nairobi blue" plunging pleated Prada gown, Fred Leighton jewels and an 18 kt yellow gold and diamond headband.

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GOLDEN GLOBES 2014

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in a red caped Ralph Lauren Collection gown. (Yes, she can twirl the a cape too.)

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