Lupita Nyong’o takes hair inspiration from Snoop Dogg for premiere of Jordan Peele’s Us

‘Paying my respects to tha Doggfather!’ Oscar-winning actor writes on Instagram

 

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Lupita Nyong’o took style inspiration from Snoop Dogg for the global premiere of Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated new horror film Us, with a hairstyle inspired by one worn by the rapper in the 1990s.

The Oscar-winning actor is known for making a statement on the red carpet, having recently worn an extravagant feathered Oscar de la Renta gown to the Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty.

Nyong’o continued to demonstrate her sartorial prowess at the Us premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival, wearing a white power suit designed by luxury fashion label Honayda.

To finish off her look, celebrity hairstylist Vernon François placed several metal clips in her hair, paying homage to a photograph taken of Snoop by French fashion photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino in 1994.

“Paying my respects to tha Doggfather!” Nyong’o wrote in an Instagram caption, which accompanied several pictures from the premiere.

Many Instagram users expressed their admiration over the look, with several praising François for his ingenuity.

“This look belongs in the @metmuseum,” one person commented on the hairstylist’s Instagram page.

“It is RIDICULOUS that those clips look like art in her hair!” another added.

Nyong’o’s makeup look for the premiere, which was devised by celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose, has also been highly commended by fans.

Barose placed a combination of red, orange and gold eyeshadow across the actor’s eyelids and in between her eyebrows for a bold, overall finish.

“Wowwww she looks so different!!! What an image you’ve conjured up!” one person remarked on the makeup artist’s Instagram profile.

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Nyong’o stars in psychological thriller Us alongside Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker.

The film was written and directed by Peele, who was also wrote and directed the hugely successful 2017 horror Get Out.

Us has received critical acclaim since its premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival, with one person describing it as a “horror masterpiece”.

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