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TIFF 2016: Lupita Nyong'o Wears $624,000 Worth Of Jewels For The 'Queen of Katwe' Premiere

She had us all bowing down to her at the "Queen of Katwe" premiere.

Toronto, we just found your TIFF queen.

Lupita Nyong'o hit the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her latest film, Disney's "Queen of Katwe" on Saturday and she wore a look fit for a royal.

Donning an African-inspired, custom vibrant blue and canary yellow strapless gown from House of Herrera, the 33-year-old actress said it was "wonderful to be back at #TIFF!" to promote her latest film which sees her starring as the mother of a 12-year-old chess prodigy, Phiona Mutesi, from the slums of Uganda.

Pairing her dress, which featured floral detailing in the bodice and fabric from Kenya, with a matching blue silk head wrap, the Academy Award-winning starlet donned a whooping $624,000 worth of Tiffany & Co. jewels, including rings and earrings adorned with tanzanites, diamonds and sapphires.

On their Instagram, House of Herrera showed a more detailed shot of the ensemble and noted Nyong'o was the "gold standard of style," which we totally agree with.

#insidetheatelier. Dress with a star quality @micaelaerlanger

A photo posted by Carolina Herrera (@houseofherrera) on

Lupita also showed off her #OOTD details on Instagram.

That was ROYAL! @queenofkatwemovie #TIFF2016 World Premiere. #QueenofKatwe #Queening

A photo posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on


As for her beauty look, Lupita kept things simple with a glowing complexion, eyeliner and a soft red lip.

Later that evening, the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" beauty was honoured at the star-studded Vanity Fair and Tiffany & Co. party in downtown Toronto where she was toasted for her "legendary style."

For the event, Lupita wore a stunning Mary Katrantzou jumpsuit with futuristic details and an intricate neckline that she matched with a silk green head wrap. Once again, she donned Tiffany & Co. jewels.


For more photos from TIFF 2016, check out the slideshow below!

Keith Richards

TIFF 2016 Photos

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