12 Years A Slave Star Lupita Nyong’o Is The New Face Of Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign
Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o is fashion’s newest “It Girl.”
Along with recently gracing the cover of a number of high-profile magazines, including W and The Hollywood Reporter, the 30-year-old 12 Years a Slave actress was also chosen to be the new face of Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign alongside actresses Elle Fanning (Somewhere, Super 8), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Macy May Marlene).
Shot by famed photography duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the images are “a play on classic archetypes of fashion—through their individual style language,” describes the sister brand of Prada. “Each set is as distinctive and striking as the young actresses themselves, walls in saturated shades of blue, red, and violet accentuating the mixed prints and materials of the clothes, and multi-coloured floorboards sweeping towards the camera at surreal angles.”
Miu Miu continues, “Timeless codes of femininity are both pretty and perverse—classics, but not quite as they should be—as if seen in a dream. Cotton stockings in rich yellow, red, and pink are paired with ruby Mary Janes, lace-up knee-highs or crystal-studded platform sandals. A good-girl coat is interpreted in yellow and grey and a bad-girl bustier drips with jewels. The actresses’ poses, full of personality, convey their diverse points of view, effortlessly translating the new spirit of the Miu Miu woman.”
Take a look at Heathcote and Olsen, who join previous Miu Miu faces Katie Holmes, Kirsten Dunst, Hailee Steinfeld, and Chloe Sevigny, below. Which ad is your favorite?