POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Mar 3, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 3:12 a.m. HST, Mar 3, 2014
Hollywood's "it" fashion darling of the year, Lupita Nyong'o, showed up to claim the supporting actress Oscar Sunday night in a goddess look of ice-blue silk.
Nyong'o, atop the awards season's best-dressed lists as she made the rounds for "12 Years a Slave," pulled off deep plunges front and back — and pleats top and bottom — from Prada. The look was full rather than form-fitting and accompanied by one of her favorite dressy headbands.
Nyong'o said she chose her the gown because blue "reminds me of home" in Kenya. "I wanted to have a sense of home with me."
Good choice, said Hal Rubenstein, editor at large of InStyle magazine. "It's a color that just lets her skin shine."
Leanne Italie, Associated Press