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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

correction – Zoe Kravitz

marlene on

i REALLY DONT THINK SHE PICKED THIS DRESS OUT, THE DESIGNER AND HER HANDLERS SELECT THIS FOR HER. I REALLY DONT LIKE IT. LOOKS SILLY ,REMIND ME OF THE DRESS RIHANNA WORE AT THE RADIO AWARD.

Kat on

I cannot believe that at the end of all of her stunning turns in dresses throughout the entire awards season, THIS is where she drops the ball – when it’s ALL about the dress and not the award. Good thing there isn’t an award for worst dress. Or is there?

Bob J on

Love it! It’s beautiful, she looks beautiful wearing it and it’s a total work of art! BRAVO!!

Janie on

Ugly.

Guessed on

Fun & cool, but not appropriate for the occasion.

Becky on

I love it, but agree it would look better without the feathers. .

Jessica on

I look at it and all I can think is That had to be so much fun to twirl in. And I can just imagine the twinkle of all the little doodads as she walked. Lighten up guys it looks FUN. And shes covered,. the title makes it sound like she had all her lady lumps hanging out, no bueno People.

james kenneth Terry on

I am not a fan of Miss Nyong’s, but I love this dress on her. The under dress, the brown one, was very close to her body color, therefore gave an excellent appearance of nudity. The beads and feathers are just classy. Good pic, regardless who picks the garment for her to wear.

Ryry on

This is the first “misstep” I have seen her take. She usually has impeccable taste in dresses.

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