Flawlessness, thy name is Lupita Nyong'o. The Academy Award-winning actress is featured in a brilliant cover editorial for the July 2014 VOGUE that was lensed by Mikael Jansson. The editorial was short on location in Marrakech, Morocco.
The Mexican-born and Kenyan-raised actress makes history as one of the the very few Black women to cover the iconic fashion magazine, notes IndieWire. "Since 1989, only eight [Black] women have made the cut: Models Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede, actors Halle Berry and Jennifer Hudson, singers Beyonce and Rihanna, plus Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. ... Lupita Nyong'o is the first of African origin since Ethiopian Kebede." Beverly Johnson was the first Black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974.
Lupita stuns on the gorgeous cover AFTER THE JUMP ...
Lupita Nyong'o recently optioned the film rights to Americanah, the critically acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Definitely looking forward to the screen adaptation and what Ms. Nyong'o will bring the project. She will also co-star in Star Wars Episode VII—and some (rumored) details around her character are surfacing.