Lupita Nyong’o turned heads on the red carpet at the 2023 Tony Awards last night in a custom breastplate created by Pakistani designer Misha Japanwala.
The actress look for the Tony Awards has since sparked varying reactions on social media, with fans giving a penny for their thoughts.
The actress, who is known for her bold fashion choices, wore the metallic garment under a black tuxedo jacket and black flared trousers.
She completed the look with a graphic tattoo-like design on her shaved head, a chrome manicure, and a bright berry lip.
Nyong’o’s look was met with widespread praise from fans and fashion critics alike. “Lupita Nyong’o is always serving looks, but this one is next level,” one Twitter user wrote, “She looks absolutely stunning.” Another user added, “Lupita Nyong’o is giving us body positivity goals in that breastplate.”
While on Instagram fans had many remarks such as one from realeyejay who wrote
“That’s an interesting concept. Being dressed while also being naked.”
mother_of_wasps, “Literally everyone missing and feeding into the point that this artist was trying to make”
tate_mange, “The confidence this takes 🙌🏽. Very girl/ woman needs this. You look amazing!🔥
1iamdelicia,”Sometimes, we as a people take fashion too far”
deewiththree “Beautiful lady and love the bald look..the rest?…NOPE, not a fan.”
mjafricalove, “Art can be silly sometimes lol”
specialkdm123, “Why is that I think the U. S. is the only place where folks have inhibitions about their body? 🤔. The rest of the world does not.🔥🔥🔥
The actress herself was clearly proud of her look, taking to Instagram to share a photo of herself on the red carpet with the caption, “Thank you, Misha Japanwala, for this special opportunity to BE EXACTLY HERE, IN THIS BODY NOW.”
Nyong’o is no stranger to making a statement on the red carpet. In recent years, she has worn everything from a dress made of recycled plastic to a gown covered in Swarovski crystals. Her latest look is sure to be remembered as one of the most memorable of the 2023 Tony Awards.