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Lupita Nyong’o’s MET Gala Prada Look – Hit or Miss?



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We prayed hard about this one BN Style Watchers, but we couldn’t come to a conclusion.

There are certainly elements we love and others we just don’t understand.

Lupita Nyong’o was on a stunning roll during the awards season, rocking gorgeous designer piece after another.

At the MET Gala held yesterday Monday 5th May 2014, the Kenyan actress didn’t WOW as always. She arrived in a green Prada dress.

She accessorized with a Vintage Cartier headband and jewelry, a Prada clutch, and Prada shoes.

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What’s your take – is it a hit or miss?

Photo Credit: Lupita Nyong’o’s Facebook Page


  1. chinwe

    May 6, 2014 at 10:14 am


  2. biola

    May 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

    sorry..absolute miss

  3. Anon

    May 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

    She managed to pull it off, somehow.

    • Jo!

      May 6, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Pull what off? Terrible Miss abeg

  4. Lisa London

    May 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Looks like a dream catcher.

  5. dor dor

    May 6, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I comment my reserve…

  6. Jade

    May 6, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Big fat miss


    May 6, 2014 at 10:20 am


  8. i no send

    May 6, 2014 at 10:21 am

    terrible miss..whats with the ball of hair?

  9. ada

    May 6, 2014 at 10:24 am

    horrific… big miss

  10. memoi

    May 6, 2014 at 10:24 am

    So sad. She was on a roll. Definitely a miss

  11. Trust no One

    May 6, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Miss. Rihanna was one of the Best dressed. Never fails.

  12. Hurperyeahmie

    May 6, 2014 at 10:25 am

    total miss

  13. selfie

    May 6, 2014 at 10:25 am



    May 6, 2014 at 10:25 am

    BN pls rephrase. She came in a green prada fish net. Dencia will definitely have a field day laughing her heart out at this. I just can’t even stand to look at her feet. Haba, Lupita!

    Meanwhile, i did a review of the biggest fashion flops at the Met Gala. U can see for urself on my blog 🙂

    • jojo

      May 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Who the permanent catsuit wearer with no sense of style? No tweeps will tear her down if she tried it. My good people you guys have to understand that the met gala is about displaying out of this world fashion and anyone who plays it safe is not well dressed. Didn’t you guys see all the feathers and mesh nets on display from most of the ladies? Those ones actually stood out for me. You have to have a fashion industry eye or mind to appreciate what Miss Lupita is wearing

    • Poshangel_01

      May 8, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      #word! Tell dem Jojo. Gud one Lupita!!

    • Changing Faces

      May 6, 2014 at 11:49 am

      So you and Dencia just sit around waiting for Lupita to “miss” on the red carpet to laugh your hearts out? Oho. Very fulfilling lives you live as Lupita is losing sleep over you two.

  15. Ibinabo

    May 6, 2014 at 10:26 am


  16. sum1special

    May 6, 2014 at 10:28 am

    oh no…Lupita i love you but why choose this look? She always stands out, but this is a big miss.sorry

  17. cicimileko

    May 6, 2014 at 10:28 am

    ah ah ah…………………….oju yi ri nkan shaaaaaa……. ah!!!!!! ki re!!!!!!! this is called “ma je ki ari nkan buruko!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! akisa gba.hmmmmmmmmmmmmm ojuri NKAN OOOOOO!!!!! girrrrrrrrrrlllll you could’a done a lot better!!!!!

  18. Neo

    May 6, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Atilogwu dancer! Complete with headband.

    • sisi

      May 6, 2014 at 10:51 am

      LMAO!!! e remain shekere and ankle beads…

    • Miss_Flygerian

      May 6, 2014 at 11:36 am

      OMG! Get out of my head. That was the very first thing that came to my mind.

    • MOM

      May 6, 2014 at 12:08 pm


  19. joy okange

    May 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

    l think she pulled it well. jungle style

  20. CHIKA

    May 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

    One word, MISS!!!!!

  21. Non professional opinion

    May 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I like the dress, but the slip looks too cheap and she isn’t tall enough for this. The shoes, headband and afropuff. Yuck!
    Her first fail.

  22. valid dreams

    May 6, 2014 at 11:12 am

    i love you Lu …but the dress….mmmhhh…no comment…i have a feeling a big acting role is about to be announced…but she looked good at white house dinner…

  23. Teni

    May 6, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Exclusive Miss… What’s with the head band,atilogu dancers even arrange pass this one nah!

  24. gigi

    May 6, 2014 at 11:21 am

    wow!!! this chic can even make nylon bag fashionable, lovely ensemble, very effortless!!

  25. Free Mind

    May 6, 2014 at 11:27 am

    i really do not like her. she looks odd

  26. Editrix

    May 6, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Total miss! What possessed her to wear this? While Charles James whom this Met Gala honoured (this year’s theme is Charles James: Beyond Fashion), he wasn’t exactly known for slinky gowns and silhouettes. He was more about structure, revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring. This right here is a miss. I bet Charles James is rolling in his grave. Besides, everyone knows Muccia Prada isn’t very good with gowns so why make her create something for Lupita for the Met, which is the biggest night in fashion.

    I weep.

  27. fade

    May 6, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I like it!!! The feathers though, akuko gagara, to re le ope re le tente, oju to le, oju to kuuuuuuuuuunnn, hehehehehe. Radio ipinle osun.

  28. Omo1

    May 6, 2014 at 11:43 am


  29. Lois

    May 6, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Pull wetin off? This dress wey look like fishnet covered in seaweed from afar. This one pass Miss, bah ‘Fuck-up’! She’s still a fine girl though

  30. choco

    May 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Over Miss Jor …..#DiaRisGodO!

  31. adelegirl

    May 6, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I actually quite like it. It’s the MET Gala so dramatic outfits such as this one are de rigueur. There is something tribal about the outfit which I really like and I feel that it is reminds one of her African roots so I like it. HIT for me.

    • Anon

      May 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you. Some people just don’t understand the theme. Again, she pulled it off.

    • Non professional opinion

      May 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Being on theme doesn’t excuse you from looking good. Also, I suggest you research Charles James Couture a little before you label us all backward.

    • Anon

      May 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

      Your ITK has cost you non-professional whatever. Don’t put words in my mouth. Where in my post did I mention backward? If not understanding the theme equates to being backward then you are quite dim.

  32. Madikyzela Makumbo

    May 6, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    The gal atlist pulled it off…its a busy outfit but ol in ol not so bad. #BACKTOTHE20’S

  33. Tayo

    May 6, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I love Lupita but this is totally unacceptable

  34. Black beauty

    May 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Oh my! Tuning to fashion police.

  35. Sandi

    May 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    This is definitely a hit. Only she can pull this off. The met gala isn’t for the conventional fashion. They’re supposed to be out of this world fashion. She did it. And best of all, she looks great in it

    • jojo

      May 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Finally someone who understands the met gala!

  36. Libgirl

    May 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Lulu looks beautiful, but I don’t like the dress.

  37. tammy

    May 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    See what over confidence has done to my Lupita.

  38. Amh

    May 6, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    @fade. How did u manage to write that ? I cant stop laughing i have tears rolling down my eyes. You really made my day. Best comment. Stil laughing. ,,,,,,,,

  39. Cynthia

    May 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Well, if she had gone with “safe”, y’all wouldn’t be talking about her now, would you? Smart girl 😉

  40. Babygirl

    May 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    It’s a hit. MET Gala is for costume fashion and not a regular wear party. She pulled it off very well and she looked amazing in it. I love!!!

  41. Morolake

    May 6, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    They think she can pull off anything. Now they have given her an outfit that makes her look like a masquerade. #idontcareifitsprada big miss

  42. ayo

    May 6, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    A very big MISS.

  43. LinCaya.D

    May 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    im a fashionista and according to me this is gorgeous….sometimes you have to shock your followers with different looks/styles….STYLE SECRETS.

  44. xyz

    May 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    [email protected]!u just made me remember radio osun!

  45. jhennique

    May 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    One thing about lupita is that even if she wears shoprite nylon bag, she can still make it look so appealing. Trust me if u see this ensemble on someone else you will totally hate it, im not over the top about it but i dont hate it either. She kinda rocked it.
    plus it looks kinda african-ish. LOL
    she is an example of how attractive confidence and grace can be, and confidence is all i see when i look at this pic. CLASS.

  46. intheoverseas

    May 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Awww a big big hit! She looks stunning. A mix of 20’s styling and afro inspired fabric/ colours. The green shade looks gorgeous against her tone. Her body is also so sculptured that she can make anything look perfect!

  47. kokie

    May 6, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Refreshing outfit and she has the body to pretty much pull off anything

  48. mamaisabel

    May 6, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Sorry but she does look like the lead dancer in an African village dance troupe.

  49. Bide

    May 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Oh No!! Joan rivers will so blast her.. I still love though

  50. Bide

    May 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm


  51. Grace

    May 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Totally missed 🙁

  52. Nana Nasiru

    May 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    This reminds me of Jarawa dancers from plateau state walahi.

  53. TeeB

    May 6, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t normally leave a comment but na wa o it’s so sad that ppl don’t know what MET freakin’ gala is all about! Gosh! This is a huge hit…so pls y’all should pack well abeg!

  54. Dlapikin

    May 6, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    MMet Gala have a theme that the attendees are supposed to follow. The theme of these year was “Decorations”. Understand that before you judge whether or not someone dress is looking good or not. At the MET if you wear a gorgeous dress but don’t follow the theme it’s a miss that is why most MET gala pictures are filled with people in costume like dresses. In that regards, Lupita hit it since she does look like a a decoration. It is curious how most people who don’t like the outfits says she looks like something “African”. It shows how much we’ve been brainwashed into assimilating beauty with the WEST.

  55. fashionandstylepolice

    May 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    This is a HIT for me. She looks fantastic. I love the dress on her. Green is definitely Lupita’s colour. Guess I am one of the few people who like this look.

  56. Ayo

    May 7, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I LOVE IT!

  57. Mvelase

    June 6, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Hunger Games theme going on here…bold and adventurous i would say….HIT for me!

  58. Mvelase

    June 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

    The Hunger Games theme going on here,” Mocking jay”
    …a bit HIT for me.

  59. MEEEE

    June 20, 2014 at 1:13 am


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