Jaws dropped when little-known actress Lupita Nyong'o stepped out at the Golden Globes wearing a scarlet caped Ralph Lauren dress.
The Twelve Years A Slave star's elegant, stylish appearance cemented her status as fashion's newest darling when she stepped out in a powder blue Prada dress at the 2014 Oscars, where she picked up the award for Best Supporting Actress.
The gorgeous actress repeatedly wows with her chic ensembles, notably at the premiere of action movie Non-Stop earlier this year, where the 31-year-old wore a copper-hued Lanvin ruffled creation.
Talking about the sudden interest in her style choices, Lupita said, "I wasn't the girl who bought the fashion magazines, I'd always just worn what appeals to me.
"I know that even if I don't buy the magazines and stuff, with fashion and style, you pick up influences all the time – if your eyes are open, you're being influenced by fashion and style, whether you like it or not."
She added, "I love colour and gravitate towards solid block colours. I like clean lines and a classic look, but I also like to have a sense of humour and wear things that put a smile on my face."
Lupita made an appearance at New York Fashion Week, sitting alongside Anna Wintour and Naomi Watts in the front row of the Calvin Klein show.
She wore a lilac long-sleeved Calvin Klein Collection dress with strappy heels, accessorising her ladylike dress with retro glasses and a bold lip colour.