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The Dress: A dramatic, emerald green strapless gown by Dior Couture.
The Wearer: Hollywood’s new fashion icon, Lupita Nyong’o.
The Event: The 2014 BAFTAs, where the Mexico-born, Kenya-raised, Yale-educated actress was a nominee. Her film, 12 Years a Slave, took home the evening’s top honor.
Why We Dig: This dress caused quite a stir on Sunday, with the Pret-a-Reporter/THR style crew coming to a seemingly unanimous consensus that this dress seriously rocked. But as the day went on and more groups were polled, people seemed to have mixed feelings on the Kelly green satin number — which strongly resembled the red Dior gown Jennifer Lawrence wore to the 2013 Golden Globes, right down to the metallic belt.
One THR marketing department staffer thought the dress was a miss, with another one considering the look a rare misstep for the usually flawless dresser. One West Hollywood-based real estate agent agreed.
Truth be told, this dress doesn’t offend us in the least — though we are starting to wonder if Dior has any other tricks up its sleeve when it comes to the red carpet game. For its modern simplicity and striking tone (which makes for an incredible contrast against Nyong’o’s complexion), we have to consider the dress a win.
What do you think of the look?
I was occasionally glancing at the screen, I realized what a ridiculous thing I’ve done.””]
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