Great Outfits in Fashion History: Lupita Nyong'o in Jonathan Cohen Tweed

Paired with a Pop & Suki top-handle bag.
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Lupita Nyong'o 2019 Bafta Tea Party Jonathan Cohen Dress

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In 'Great Outfits in Fashion History,' Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

It's always exciting when a celebrity is photographed wearing an unexpected, on-the-rise brand. Obviously, it can be huge for the brand itself — a big marketing and PR moment that could open a lot of doors and bring a lot of eyeballs to your business. But it also can feel like a fun shared secret between the celebrity (and, likely, their stylist) and eagle-eyed fashion fans, a wink that says, "Hey, I'm in on this, too." 

Lupita Nyong'o is very, very good at this. She consistently brings joy and energy to the step-and-repeat, in looks ranging from custom Prada to striped Suno, and has a proven history of supporting industry up-and-comers. A great example of this was at the 2019 BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party in Beverly Hills, when the actor arrived wearing a colorful tweed mini is from Jonathan Cohen's Spring 2019 collection (the first the brand showed during New York Fashion Week, when it was a part of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund). Nyong'o accessorized with a white croc-embossed top-handle bag, by Pop & Suki, which added some nice texture contrast to her woven dress. 

Both silhouettes are elegant in a retro, Old Hollywood way, but the colors (and materials) really modernize them. And, together, they make for a memorable outfit. 

Shop bold tweed mini dresses in the gallery, below. 

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