Lupita Nyong’o Wears a Sheer Revenge Dress at LACMA Gala


Lupita Nyong’o’s latest look may be her most daring yet. On Nov. 4, the actor attended the LACMA Art + Film Gala in one hell of a revenge dress following her recent breakup from boyfriend Selema Masekela. She conquered the visible-underwear trend in a lacy maroon Gucci gown with a plunging neckline, completely sheer skirt, and see-through panels at the bust.

With input from stylist Micaela Erlanger, Nyong’o paired the look with a diamond De Beers necklace that dripped down her décolletage, plus earrings and rings by the same jeweler. A black manicure and black and red eyeshadow completed her sultry look.

Nyong’o has been open with fans about her split from Masekela, sharing the news on Instagram last month. “I find myself in a season of heartbreak because of a love suddenly and devastatingly extinguished by deception,” the star wrote on Oct. 19. She admitted to feeling “tempted to run into the shadows and hide” while processing the breakup, but she’s instead facing the pain with courage — and dressing for revenge à la Princess Diana.

Although Nyong’o’s style tends to be pretty modest, she’s experimented with more revealing looks this year. At the 2023 Tony Awards in June, she introduced a new take on the “naked” fashion trend by wearing a silver breastplate cast from a mold of her own chest, nipples and all. She described it as a “shameless out-of-body experience” to walk the red carpet in the backless piece, which was custom made by artist and fashion designer Misha Japanwala.

Read ahead for more photos of Nyong’o looking absolutely exquisite at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.