Ruling the red carpet! Lupita Nyong'o cuts a strikingly regal figure as she dons colourful head wrap for London premiere of her film Queen Of Katwe
Ever since Lupita Nyong'o rose to stardom in Hollywood, she's been equally lauded for her beauty and innate sense of style as she has been her acting skills.
And the Oscar-winning actress, 33, continued to show that she can effortlessly reign supreme on the red carpet as she attended the BFI London Film Festival premiere of her new movie Queen of Katwe on Sunday night.
The Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised beauty wowed as she hit the red carpet wearing a multi-coloured head wrap as she gave a stylish nod to her African homeland.
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Coming to a screen near you! Lupita Nyong'o attended the BFI London Film Festival premiere of her new movie Queen of Katwe on Sunday night
Her expertly-tied wrap was paired with a matching sleeveless top, with tied spaghetti straps, giving her the opportunity to show off her enviably taut frame.
She added another striking touch to her stunning ensemble of choice with a pair of powder blue high-waisted trousers, which were cuffed in high turn-ups but still completely obscured her open-toe platform heels.
Earrings fell to just above her shoulders in a collection of increasing blue globes, framing her pretty face, which was made up with blue eyeliner and bold red lipstick.
Ruling the red carpet! The Oscar-winning actress looked regal in a multi-coloured head wrap
Strike a pose! Lupita ensured her model stance matched her eye-catching look as she posed for a seemingly endless stream of snapshots on the night
Thumbs up! She gamely gave gathered fans the thumbs up as she braved the chilly night
Dapper co-star: She was joined by her co-star David Oyelowo, who looked dapper in a green textured three-piece suit
Aside from a dazzling ring, the Yale-educated beauty opted to forgo accessories, letting her head-turning outfit and glowing skin do all of the talking.
She was joined on the red carpet by her co-star David Oyelowo, who cut a dapper figure in a green three-piece suit, as well as the film's director Mira Nair, who looked stunning in a black ensemble.
In the movie, which was released in the US last month, Lupita plays the single mother of a Ugandan girl whose world is transformed after being introduced to the game of chess.
The film is based on a magazine article and book by sports journalist Tim Crothers.
She's got plenty of sole! She lifted her high-waisted trousers to show off her platform heels
Stylish: They posed alongside the film's director Mira Nair, who wowed in a black ensemble
Here's looking at you! The friendly co-stars gazed at each other adoringly at the glam event
Touching story: In the movie Lupita plays the single mother of a Ugandan girl whose world is transformed after being introduced to the game of chess
In a recent interview while prompting the project, Lupita revealed that just a few pages into reading the script, she broke down and said she had to do the movie.
She said during her visit to Good Morning America: 'On the pages I found interesting, real, complex, inspiring characters. And I could tell that in less than 10 pages and I just knew I had to be a part of this film.'
She added: 'It was such a rewarding labour of love to do this film, to get to tell this true, inspiring story in Uganda, in East Africa, where I'm from.
'And to do it with Mira Nair, a woman of colour, who has lived there over 20 years, who knows the place and really told the story from inside out.'
It's a wrap! Her head wrap continued to take centre stage as she greeted fans and journalists
Have a word! Lupita took some time out to speak with reporters about her latest movie
Big night out: They were joined on the red carpet by Disney's executive VP of production Tendo Nagenda, left, and BFI London Film festival director Clare Stewart, right
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