Once upon a time in La-la land lived a girl who was plucked from obscurity, landed a plum role in Twelve Years A Slave, got a really sassy wardrobe and the fashion world fell at her feet. However her happy ever after in the fashion world will depend on the all-important dress the girl in question, Lupita Nyong’o, chooses for the Oscars. Designers are rumoured to be battling each other in fairy-tale esque wardrobe warfare to dress the actress of the moment and at Grazia HQ we are betting who will dress the fair maiden. Take a look at who we sense in our wardrobe waters will be dressing Lupita and after considering the candidates cast your vote below for who YOU think will bag the commision.
1. A Givenchy Gown?
Riccardo Tisci rated Lupita's latest red carpet outing so perhaps a couture gown will be dusted down? (Getty/Givenchy)
Just last weekend Lupita scooped the Best Supporting Actress prize at the NAACP Image Awards wearing Givenchy by Riccado Tisci. The designer himself took to Instagram to share his delight with the world that Lupita wore one of the dresses from his stand out Spring/Summer 2014 collection and declared, ‘welcome to the family Lupita Nyong’o.’ Perhaps family ties might mean Riccardo delves into his couture archives and resurrects a red carpet rarity? We can only hope!
2. A Dior Delight?
After donning a Dior dress to the BAFTA's could there be a Dior double? (Getty/Catwalking)
The fashion world took a stylish intake of breath when they saw Lupita swagger down the BAFTA red carpet in a green floor length Dior gown. Whilst it is a dead cert that her rival for the Best Supporting Actress prize, Jennifer Lawrence will be wearing Dior perhaps Lupita will get in on the action?
3. Clothed In Chanel?
The actress was pretty in Chanel pink at the Pre BAFTA party. Karl could be getting the commision (Getty/Catwalking)
Mr Karl Lagerfeld himself is reported to be a big fan of the newcomer and after appearing pretty in pink at the pre BAFTA party in a matching pastel pairing, it might be Chanel’s chance! Couture will be the order of the day if they have landed the job.
4. A Valentino Vision?
With a penchant for print perhaps Lupita will opt for Valentino couture? (Getty/Catwalking)
Lupita appeared at the 13th Annual AARP’S Movies for Grownups awards gala as a Valentino vision in a piece from the brand’s autumn/winter 2013 couture. Now Nyong’o has a taste for the designer and with a penchant for print, which runs throughout the Valentino couture collections, it could mean that Valentino get the clothing commission.
5. A Miu Miu Moment/ Perfect In Prada?
Is Mrs Prada putting the finishing to a one off gown? (Getty/Catwalking)
As the face of a brand, it’s usually the case that you end up wearing their wares to the Oscars. Of course Lupita is the face of Miu Miu’s spring/summer 2013 campaign and Mrs Prada herself is quite possibly putting the finishing touches to a one-off gown. The dress may combine the some of the heavily embellished details from the Prada spring/summer show and the details from the Miu Miu collection from the same season. One of the best Oscars dresses ever came via Carey Mulligan’s Prada ensemble at the 2010 Academy Awards and maybe there is a Miu Miu moment on the fashion horizon.
6. A Satorial Surpirse?
Could Lupita put the clothing cat amongst the paps? (Getty/Catwalking)
Lupita has not heavily worn the same designer all award season and it could be the case that a sartorial surprise is upon us. Could there be a Giles moment fresh from the London fashon week catwalk? Or maybe Oscar de la Renta or Giambattista Valli will cast a spell of embellished elegance?!