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Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California  April 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok  (UNITED STATES - Tags: Entertainment) (MTV-ARRIVALS)

Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Lupita Nyong'o and her colorful wardrobe

Bright yellow, sky blue, rich red, shimmering gold — there's not a color that the fashionably adventurous Oscar-winning actress hasn't conquered.

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Over the rainbow

Actress Lupita Nyong'o has been selected as People magazine's Most Beautiful person, 2014. As the star rocketed to fame this past year, she became known for wearing a different color gown to every public event. But at the MTV Movie Awards on April 13, 2014, she combined them all on her confetti-flecked Chanel dress, matched with sky-blue Casadei pumps.

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Striking silhouette

Nyong'o wore an Antonio Berardi green iridescent dress with bright blue waist panels to the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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In bloom

Nyong'o wore a flower-sprinkled Giambattista Valli couture dress and Christian Louboutin pumps to the Marie Claire's Fresh Faces Party on April 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Soaring sky

Nyong'o's pale blue Prada gown, worn to the Oscars on March 2, 2014, reminded her of Nairobi, Kenya, where she was raised. It was also inspired by a gown Elizabeth Taylor wore in 1969. The silk pleated gown was much in the spotlight when Nyong'o won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as Patsey in "12 Years a Slave."

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Accompanying Oscar

Nyong'o changed into a Miu Miu seafoam-green gown for the Vanity Fair Oscar party, on March 2, 2014. Her purse was by Prada and her jewelry by Fred Leighton, but the little gold guy in her arms made for the ultimate accessory.

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Ab-solutely

Nyong'o showed off her abs in an indigo and white Michael Kors dress worn to the 7th Annual Women in Film pre-Oscar cocktail party on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

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7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Essence of beauty

Nyong'o wore a crop top and skirt by Giambattista Valli to the 7th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon on Feb. 27, 2014, and delivered a moving speech about her her journey to feeling beautiful.

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Sally Morrison & LoveGold Celebrate Academy Award Nominee Lupita Nyong'o

Bluer than blue

Nyong'o played the blues in a Stella McCartney cutout dress when she was honored by Sally Morrison & LoveGold at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2014.

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Copper celebration

N'yongo wore a shiny copper-colored dress by Lanvin to the world premiere of the film "Non-Stop" on Feb. 24, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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Orange on the red carpet

Nyong'o shone in an orange Givenchy gown at the 45th NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 22, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif.

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EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 - Red Carpet Arrivals

Easy being green

Nyong'o chose an emerald-green silk Christian Dior gown with a fishtail hem for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at London's Royal Opera House on Feb. 16, 2014.
Full story: Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful person.

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Calvin Klein Collection - Front Row - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Pretty in pastel

Nyong'o and Naomi Watts attend the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Feb. 13, 2014 in New York.

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The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Nominees Night Party

Hooray for Hollywood

Nyong'o wore a gold Valentino gown to The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Nominees Night Party at Spago on Feb. 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Spring has spring

Nyong'o wore a breezy orange-and-pink Dior dress to the 86th Oscar nominees luncheon on Feb.10, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Lupita Nyong'o Visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

Regal purple

Nyong'o wore a plum-colored top and trousers by Cushnie et Ochs when she appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Jan. 22, 2014 in New York.

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25th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards - Arrivals

Sleek and serious

Nyong'o chose a caramel-colored Stella McCartney dress to the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards on Jan. 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Lady in red

Nyong'o's ravishing red Ralph Lauren ensemble, complete with cape, matched the red carpet at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 12, 2014.

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Terrific turquoise

Nyong'o was dressed in a turquoise Gucci gown with an elaborate flower collar when she accepted the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave," at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 18, 2014.

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The Entertainment Weekly Celebration Honoring This Year's SAG Awards Nominees Sponsored By TNT & TBS And essie - Red Carpet

Bloom where you're planted

Nyong'o wore a Valentina dress bursting with flowers to the Entertainment Weekly celebration honoring SAG Awards nominees at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 2014.

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Creative cut-outs

N'yongo poses in her elaborately cut-out Calvin Klein gown during red carpet arrivals for the Critic's Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on Jan. 16, 2014.

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2014 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch - Arrivals

Snazzy shorts

Nyong'o went with shorts and a top by Peter Pilotto for the 2014 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant And Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch at BOA Steakhouse on Jan. 11, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif.

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IFP's 23nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - Red Carpet

Put a bow on it

Nyong'o wore a white strapless Lanvin gown, complete with bow, to the IFP's 23nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Dec. 2, 2013 in New York.

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GQ Men Of The Year Party - Carpet

Pretty in pink

Nyong'o chose a pale pink sheath by Cushnie et Ochs for the GQ Men Of The Year Party at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on Nov. 12, 2013.

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"12 Years A Slave" Portraits - 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Here comes the sun

Nyong'o went with a sunny yellow Honor sweater and floral shorts when she posed at the Guess Portrait Studio during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2013.

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