Lupita Nyong’o’s Met Gala 2019 Hairstyle had a Secret Meaning

On the first Monday of May, the Met Gala delivers an array of red carpet looks that veer away from orthodox ballgowns and instead towards fun and experimental ensembles. A whole host of celebrities interpreted this year’s theme – “Camp: Notes on Fashion” – through a string of show-stopping hair and makeup moments, but it was Nyong’o’s that made the biggest impact. The Kenyan actor enlisted the help of celebrity hairstylist Vernon Francois to create her look for the evening, resulting in a towering afro complete with a crown of five gilded afro picks. Aside from complementing her rainbow-inspired dress perfectly, the gold combs, which featured “Fight the Power” raised fists as handles, served another purpose. ““The raised fist logo represent unity, solidarity. Also known as Black Power. I will leave it there for now… Our goal is to continue to demonstrate the power of our hair texture that it is the most mouldable and luxurious hair texture there is,” he captioned in a social media post.

SOURCES: INDEPENDENT

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