Lupita Nyong’o in Prada at the Oscars is a sight to behold, especially in her gold sequin gown. The “Black Panther” actress had one of her most memorable moments ever wearing a design from the Milan-based fashion house back in 2014 when she took home the best supporting actress award for “12 Years a Slave.” Her stylist, Micaela Erlanger, reminded us of the baby-blue color moment on Instagram as a foreshadow to what she’d wear for the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards.
This year’s Prada design features gold sequins and paillettes from head to toe, and it’s embellished with bursts of rose-colored beading throughout. But it’s the skirt that takes this look to the next level, finished with metallic fringe down to the floor that shakes with every step.
Nyong’o has always been known to make the most out of presenting her gowns on the red carpet, twirling to show off every angle, whether she’s at a premiere, photo call, or award show. She followed suit at this year’s ceremony, too, turning to show the cameras the deep V cutout at the back of her dress, a sultry update to an otherwise modest silhouette.
But overall, it’s her confidence — and perhaps the added glow of her sunburst diamond stud earrings and ring — that will earn this ensemble a spot on best dressed lists tonight.
Scroll for an all-angles view of Nyong’o’s golden Prada moment.