We've been waiting for this moment and Lupita Nyong'o did not disappoint. Something told us that the classic couture lover had a dark and twisty side, stylewise.
The green Gucci SAG-Award stunner and white hot Calvin Klein halter at the Critics' Choice Awards were our first clues that some body-hugging red carpet risks could be in the Kenyan star's future. We're thrilled to see her wild side released in the form of this J. Mendel jaw-dropper.
It's the leather bustier that makes this all-black look such a sizzler, but a high-waisted skirt certainly doesn't detract from the deal. There's something incredibly sexy about not rocking a mini with a top that form-fitting. It highlights the Academy Award nominee's incredibly strong chest while leaving the rest to the imagination. Scarlet red lips shift the focus on her top and face and that radiant smile keeps it there.
We suspect the newly minted icon will flip back to classic fashions for her upcoming Oscar debut, but here's hoping it's back to more bad girl attire right after the red carpet races.