Vogue Says Lupita Nyong'o's Met Gala Hairdo Was Reminiscent Of Audrey Hepburn — Gets Instantly Schooled

Getting all the facts straight.

For this year's Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, celebrities wore some of the most gorgeous outfits on the red carpet to match this year's theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology

Actress Lupita Nyong'o wore a beautiful Calvin Klein sequin gown with velvet straps made with eco-friendly materials. 


But it wasn't just Lupita's stunning gown that caught the public's eye — it was also her hairdo.

Styled by Vernon François, an internationally acclaimed hair stylist specializing in textured hair, the look was a true show-stopper.  

Vogue was quick to point out Nyong'o might just be the new Audrey Hepburn.

"The sculptural style [of Nyong'o's hair] is reminiscent of the updo Audrey Hepburn sported in a 1963 Vogue shoot with Bert Stern," Vogue editor Laird Borrelli-Persson wrote.

In response to this statement, the actress shared a slideshow on her Instagram, schooling the iconic fashion magazine on the true origins of the style.

"Hair Inspiration. Check. @vernonfrancois @voguemagazine," Nyong'o captioned on her Instagram post, which clearly showed the hairdo was not inspired by Audrey Hepburn, but rather traditional African styles as well as Nina Simone

Just getting the facts straight.

While Vogue's attribution to Audrey Hepburn may seem like a harmless mistake to some, Vox makes the very important point that it is representative of a long history of women of color being recognized only through "white standards of beauty," a point Nyong'o has been outspoken about. 

Check out her famous speech on the topic here.  


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