Lupita Nyong’o’s 2016 Met Gala Hair

An iconic moment in celebrating natural textured hair.

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2016 Met Gala.
Lupita Nyong’o at the 2016 Met Gala.

Over the better part of the last decade, Lupita Nyong’o has made her mark on the red carpet, solidifying her status as a fashion icon and routinely wearing looks (and hair and makeup) worth discussing and remembering. One of the most significant examples? The towering, conical hairstyle she wore to the 2016 Met Gala

Nyong’o paired structural updo — a masterpiece by her go-to hairstylist, Vernon François — with a sparkling sequin gown by Calvin Klein for the gala’s “Manus x Machina” theme. This look was momentous not just because of the level of artfulness, creativity and skill it displayed on François’ behalf; it was also a careful study in cultural appreciation and a tactful means of bringing the actor’s heritage to the red carpet.

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2016 Met Gala.
Lupita Nyong’o at the 2016 Met Gala.

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