So how is Miss Nyong’o dealing with her style icon status? Did she plan it all or was it all by chance? Interviewed by Vulture magazine the damsel had this to say
"You have to wear something to these events, so I wore things, and people took to them. It was not my agenda at all! But it's fun, and I'm flattered that everyone is digging my style."
Nyong'o continues, "It's great to have something to dress up for. You know, I spent three years in slacks at drama school, so now I like putting a dress on."
Here are some of the outfits that have propelled her to Fahion Icon staus:
Ensemble: Chanel Source: Red Carpet Fashion Awards / Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit: A Tribute to Tilda Swinton
Gown: J. Mendel Source: Getty Images / Hollywood Film Awards
Gown: Prada Source Red Carpet Fashion Awards / 12 Years a Slave premiere Toronto International Film Festival