(Daily Mail) – Lupita Nyong’o resembled a golden goddess clad in Valentino on her second Vogue cover,
which hits newsstands next Tuesday. ‘What an honor, joy and THRILL it was to work on this October issue!’ the 32-year-old Oscar winner wrote to her 1.7M Instagram followers.
Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the Non-Stop actress – styled by Tonne Goodman – in Paris at the Schiaparelli House and the Picasso Museum.
The discrimination continued while the 12 Years a Slave star attended Massachusetts’ Hampshire College at age 20.
‘I realized that my skin color was making some people see me differently,’ the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised actress recalled.
‘As Africans, we don’t grow up with a racial identity.
We grow up with cultural and ethnic identity before racial identity. I never used the word black as a child. It was never a thing. When was I ever discussing black? Why?’
Now an undisputed fashion icon, Lupita fronts Lancôme and relies on her stylist Micaela Erlanger for vibrant red carpet ensembles.