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Lupita Nyong’o Is Winning the Red Carpet, One Plunging Gown at a Time

When Lupita Nyong’o was out for the 2018 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Oscars Luncheon, she opted for a style that has previously worked for her on the red carpet but gave it a playful twist. The Black Panther star can rock a plunging necklinelike no other, and her pink and black printed low-cut mini at Thursday’s event might be one of her best yet. Nyong’o wasn’t the only Black Panther actress to stun on the red carpet: Angela Bassett looked ageless in a white strapless jumpsuit. Days earlier, Wakanda's Queen Mother dished on the possible plot of a sequel, which is likely imminent considering the film’s extraordinary success. “I didn’t die. The queen lives,” Bassett told The Root about what she thinks will happen in the next movie. “We have no more herb left. Shuri will figure it out. My daughter will figure it out.” Superstar singer Janelle Monáe was also in attendance in a printed minidress and a fringe statement earring, while funny lady Tiffany Haddish had a similar idea in a sequined top and multicolored skirt covered in tassels. Keep scrolling to see the best red carpet looks from the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Oscars Luncheon.

Angela Bassett, 59, Wore a Crop Top with $500,000 Worth of Diamonds

A Wrinkle in Timeis among the most talked about films of 2018, and its star-studded Los Angeles premiere proved exactly that. In addition to the film’s A-list leads (Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon), the Monday night screening drew a seriously high-profile crowd (and their kids!), which included Salma Hayek, Janelle Monae, Laura Dern, Chris Pine, Issa Rae, and Tracee Ellis Ross. Oh, did we mention that the great and powerful Angela Bassett was there? Yep, she even brought some notable guests: her insane abs and $500,000 worth of bling. The 9-1-1 star brought an Aladdin-esque vibe to the blue carpet in a sequined turquoise crop top, matching pants, and a pair of peep-toe Loriblu platform heels—but the glitz wasn't the only thing that caught our eye: the 59-year-old’s rock-solid abs did too. She accessorized the crop top look with more than half a million dollars worth of in Gismondi 1754 diamonds—which included dangling earrings, a coiled bracelet, and bling rings galore. [tiImage img-pos="1" image_style="684xflex" align="left"] Bassett wasn’t the only actress bringing her A-game to the Wrinkle in Time carpet, though. Witherspoon wore a red, sequined, one-shoulder gown (in the tradition of Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White), and attended the event alongside her go-to date, her 18-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe. [tiImage img-pos="2" image_style="684xflex" align="left"] RELATED: You Can Now Get Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling Barbie Dolls Mindy Kaling’s Office co-star and longtime friend B.J. Novak joined the party as well and celebrated the new mom and her exciting film. [tiImage img-pos="3" image_style="684xflex" align="left"] And the rest … Well, you might just have to see it to believe. Scroll down to see the most wonderfully extravagant looks from A Wrinkle in Time’s L.A. premiere.

The 30 Best Hairstyles in Movie History

My sister once asked me if I’d ever seen the movie Amélie, and I replied, “Oh, is that the movie about the girl with the cute hair?” Solid plotlines, dynamic characters, beautiful dialogue, etc., are all really important to me, but let’s be real—I’m in it for the beauty inspiration, too. So I compiled a list, '60s on, of the best styles on film that are not only iconic, but are also still relevant and wearable today (as much as I love Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, I can't imagine seeing anyone on the street now with that updo, as fabulous as it was). Need some fresh ideas? Click away! PHOTOS: The 30 Best Hairstyles in Movie History