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Lupita’s ‘Star Wars’ premiere dress sold out in UK store

By AFP December 12th, 2017 1 min read

Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o dazzled on the red carpet as she arrived for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premier at the weekend.

The award-winning actress left tongues wagging as she showed off stunning details of her emerald-green dress; a thigh-high slit, glittery textures, artful drapery and sequin jewels.

British Fashion Awards winner Michael Harlpern designed the strapless dress that currently costs USD2168 (Sh 223,500) on the stockist website, Matches Fashion, but is sold out.

Lupita accessorised her outfit with large diamond earrings from luxury jewellery store Tiffany and Co. and stiletto heels from Jimmy Choo. By her side was her brother Peter dressed in a black suit and a headscarf.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at The Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017. PHOTO | AFP
Actress Lupita Nyong’o at the premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at The Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017. PHOTO | AFP


It has been a great run for Lupita this month as she is also on the January 2018 cover of Vogue Magazine. She recently slammed another magazine for allegedly lightening her skin and editing her hairstyle, sentiments that quickly spread online pushing Grazia UK to offer the actress an official apology.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is expected to cash in on 12 months of relentless hype with one of the biggest domestic opening weekends ever.

The movie premiere came barely a week before its release in US theatres on December 15, kicking off a run widely expected to be the most successful worldwide since Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the film, Lupita plays Maz Kanata, a fictional character more than 1000 years old.

Experts are predicting an opening weekend domestic box office of around USD220 million, which would push it beyond “Jurassic World” (2015) into second place behind “Awakens” (USD248 million).