Lupita Nyong'o's Met Gala Gown Gets the Risk-Taker Award

05/05/2014 at 08:18 PM ET

Lupita Nyong'o Met Gala gown David Fisher/Rex USA

Lupita Nyong’o always turns heads on the red carpet, but for her latest high-fashion outing, the star may have left a few spectators scratching their heads at the same time.

PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful Woman made a major impact in a custom emerald-green Prada net dress featuring a crazy number of embellishments — glass beads, crystals, cascading feathers and chandelier drops. She teamed the look with gem-studded green suede sandals and a coordinating clutch, also Prada.

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And she topped the look with a vintage Cartier necklace worn as a headpiece and oodles of other vintage Cartier jewels. (She might be the most embellished star at the ball.) What do you think of Nyong’os look? Are you a fan? Did she totally miss the boat?

–Brittany Talarico

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Guest on

She looks like a love child between Pocahontas and Jane from Tarzan. Ridiculous

Guest on

She obviously has no idea what the theme was or who Charles James is.

karen on

umm. noooo…this is crazy weird!

Amaryllis on

Damn that’s ugly!

Regina on

Oh no, that is all kinds of wrong. Gorgeous woman, awful ensemble.

thenitenurse on

It’s interesting to say the least. Lupita usually hits a home run with her gowns. I guess she wanted to try something really wild. I think it would have looked a little less crazy without the feathers.

Andrea on

I would say the biggest risk is getting a heel stuck in it and falling. It looks dangerous to be wearing with heels.

Jennifer Adkins on

I think she tried to go for a dress that was inspired from her culture. Risky though I will admit

Mark Wrendell on

She looks stupid….!!

Guest on

It’s different but at least her vagina isn’t showing … Chloe Kravitz.

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