Lupita Nyong'o Both "Galactic and Glamorous" At L.A. "Star Wars" Premiere

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Lupita Nyong'o wore the perfect combination of "galactic and glamorous" when she walked the red carpet at the L.A. premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That's how the actress's stylist, Micaela Erlanger, described her outfit.

“When I think of Star Wars, one of the biggest and most important film franchises of all time, the pressure is certainly on,” Micaela told “We knew that we wanted to push the envelope and really go for a gown that had not only the ‘wow’ factor, but felt appropriate for the theme of the film.”

With this kind of outfit, the accessories Lupita Nyong'o wore were scaled way down, so as not to create a cluttered appearance.

“My direction for her wardrobe for the tour has been all about subtle edge,” Erlanger said. “I believe accessories should punctuate an outfit.”

So where did Micaela Erlinger find the stunning dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to the premiere?

“Combing through the collections on Vogue Runway and even looking at the archives,” Erlinger said. “When I saw this gown, I knew it would be a contender—the encrusted crystals, the strong shoulder, the banding at the waist. It just had all the right factors. I knew it would be flawless on her.”

What's your take on Lupita Nyong'o and her stunning look on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens red carpet? Can you see that perfect combination of "galactic and glamorous?"

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.