Lupita Nyong'o
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If there is anyone who can walk the red carpet in a cape, it's our style crush, Lupita Nyong'o! The 12 Years a Slave and Golden Globe-nominated actress arrived to the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in a stunning red Ralph Lauren floor-length caped gown complete with Fred Leighton jewelry, which reminded us of Gwyneth Paltrow's white Tom Ford gown moment from the 2012 Academy Awards. Nyong'o—who is also known for her bold beauty looks— finished off her look with the perfect red lip—Chanel's Rouge Allure in a Pirate hue—and even lacquered up her digits with Deborah Lippmann's Naked and Diamonds and Pearls polish.

The rising icon has already kicked off award season in style—includingthe AFI Awards, W Magazine's 'Best Performances' party, and InStyle's very own celebratory party for 12 Years a Slave, where we caught up with Nyong'o about her bright fashion choices. “I’m dark-skinned so primary colors pop the best," she said. "My stylist [and I] have been having so much fun, I love my glam squad.” To see more of Nyong'o colorful red carpet moments, look through our gallery!