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Lupita Nyong’o excellently shut down Vogue after it compared her to Audrey Hepburn


THE AMAZING, WONDERFUL, graceful, brilliant Lupita Nyong’o looked like this at the Met Gala on Monday.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala - New York Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

STAR. The Kenyan-Mexican actress wore a Calvin Klein dress and did we mention she looks flawless?

Her hair certainly made a statement, with Nyong’o telling Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley that she was inspired by sculptural hairdos from all around the continent” and of course, Nina Simone.

Source: Vogue/YouTube

Vogue, seemingly ignoring this, compared the actress to Audrey Hepburn, and Lupita was not having it.

alupes Source:

Vogue wrote:

The sculptural style is also reminiscent of the updo Audrey Hepburn sported in a 1963 Vogue shoot with Bert Stern.

Obviously disagreeing, Lupita posted this video to Instagram, elegantly showing her true inspiration

Hair Inspiration. Check. @vernonfrancois @voguemagazine #metball2016

A post shared by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on

So now.

Lupita wants you to know that her sculptural updo was inspired by African tribeswomen– not a white, famous actress with a beehive.


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