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Shameless: Lupita Nyong’o’s silver breastplate outfit ignites reactions

Lupita Nyong’o, the talented Oscar-winning actress, sparked debate online with her outfit as she graced the red carpet at the prestigious Tony Awards.

Her bold fashion choice pushed boundaries with a striking silver breastplate top that cleverly created the illusion of a daring topless look, accentuated by a stylish black velvet blazer.

The actress has always been an advocate for body positivity and self-acceptance.

Lupita celebrated the empowering work of Pakistani artist and fashion designer Misha Japanwala, whose innovative creation she adorned at the recent event.

Lupita Nyong’o wearing a custom made silver breastplate molded off her body by Pakistani artist and fashion designer Misha Japanwala. PHOTO| COURTESY

Misha lauded Lupita’s braveness saying, “Lupita, it is an honour to be shameless in front of the world alongside you. From one Beghairat to another, thank you for insisting upon your right to exist in a world where so many continue to place the weight of their shame on our shoulders.”

Adding, “This piece is an insistence on shamelessness, acceptance, and embracing what it means to be human. Grateful for the celebration and outpouring of love since last night for our look, but there has also been SO. MUCH. NOISE. It has really emphasized the need and the urgency to shift the way we police people’s bodies and the choices they make for themselves.”

Lupita expressed her deep admiration for Japanwala’s artistic vision, which revolves around rejecting societal body shame and deconstructing its effects.

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In a heartfelt Instagram post, Lupita highlighted the significance of wearing the breastplate, revealing that it was expertly cast and moulded to fit her own body perfectly.

The actress expressed her feelings of honour, humility, strength and energy that came from donning this unique piece of art.

Known for her powerful artistic process, Misha Japanwala challenges societal norms and seeks to dismantle the external shame associated with the human form.

Through her work, she strives to create a true and authentic representation of the individual’s body as both an act of resistance and a celebration of their existence.

“I’ve come to deeply appreciate and respect what it truly means to live a life without shame. My craft is about documenting our existence in the most truthful way possible – I don’t change anything about the body and how it looks, and I think the act of surrendering and allowing our bodies to just be is such a beautiful and powerful thing,” Lupita wrote.

By donning this one-of-a-kind creation, Lupita made a bold fashion statement and showed her unwavering support for artists who challenge societal constraints and empower individuals to inhabit their bodies freely.

The actress’ Instagram post resonated with her followers, who praised her for using her platform to advocate for self-acceptance and body positivity.

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