August 4, 2020

Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell & Adut Akech Star In ‘Black Is King’

Lupita Nyong'o Giambattista Valli Fall 2019 Haute Couture Black is King

Beyonce had several guests appear in her new visual album ‘Black Is King,’ including Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, Adut Akech and Kelly Rowland.

They all play their part in Beyonce’s first film with Disney+ to help the singer with her celebration of Blackness and it is a joy to behold.

Lupita’s first look is a gorgeous red ruffled creation that was designed for a dramatic setting.

While most of us had hope to see this stunning Giambattista Valli Fall 2019 Haute Couture red gown at Cannes or Venice Film Festival, Lupita brings it to life in this film.

I think the earrings and her braided updo add to the regalness, which we’ve come to expect from Lupita.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2019 Haute Couture
Lupita Nyong'o Rodarte Black is King

The actress’ second look was decked with ruffles, but this look hailed from the Rodarte Fall 2019 collection.

If the dress is feeling very familiar, that’s because Lili Reinhart wore this same dress last year for the ‘Hustlers’ Toronto Film Festival premiere, and January Jones wore the black leather version to the 2019 InStyle Awards.

Rodarte Fall 2019
Naomi Campbell Alexander McQueen Black is King

Much like Beyonce’s ethereal look in this film, Naomi Campbell’s Alexander McQueen Spring 2020 dress feels very similar to the drees Kim Kardashian wore to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Alexander McQueen Spring 2020
Adut Akech Jil Sander Black is King

I was surprised to see Adut Akech in a brand other than Valentino.

Like a few other looks from this film, this Jil Sander Spring 2020 look was also a re-run, as it had previously been worn by Mackenzie Davis during her promo tour for ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ back in October.

Jil Sander Spring 2020
Kelly Rowland Emilia Wickstead Black is King

Kelly Rowland gives us an edgy alternative to spring gingham during the recreation of the Mad Hatters tea party during this film, wearing an Emilia Wickstead Spring 2020 two-piece look with the highlight being the cut-out crop top with its trumpet sleeves.

All in all, a lot of credit should go to Zerina Akers and her team for creating such an eclectic range of looks which help tell the story along with the music and the lyrics.

I love that she used a mixed of established and up-and-coming designers to showcase the creative talent there is from around the world.

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10 Responses to Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell & Adut Akech Star In ‘Black Is King’

  1. Chris August 5, 2020 at 3:55 pm #

    That Lupita x Giambattista moment is really major!!

  2. TeaAtTwo August 4, 2020 at 4:47 pm #

    I hope Lupita wears that Valli Couture gown on a red carpet at some point.

  3. Ela August 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm #

    Lupita in that red dress. Just gorgeous!

  4. Christine August 4, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

    I love the costumes but I wished she used majority African and Black designers.

    • TeaAtTwo August 4, 2020 at 1:28 pm #


    • Ruth August 4, 2020 at 1:57 pm #

      She wore alot of black designers. Alot. Unknown, upcoming black designers

      Hating on beyonce and criticising every little thing she does is so 2012

      And no I am not even a huge beyonce fan like that

      • Christine August 4, 2020 at 11:25 pm #

        How is that hating by giving an honest critique? That doesn’t erase the fact that for a film that’s titled #BlackIsKing – She wore majority European/White Established Designers Versus African/Black Unknown Designers.

        This is coming from a Beyoncé Fan. That’s not hating – that’s just honest observation.

        Not everybody that gives a critique is a hater. Please grow up and do better.

        • TeaAtTwo August 5, 2020 at 3:29 am #


          • Ruth August 5, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

            She wore a lot of black designers. Nothing wrong with her adding some wuropean designers also. Disney, the platform the movie is on is white owned, are I gonna hold that against her too?

            Pls educate urself before you speak

            I know u think it’s cool to hate on beyonce cause u see everybody doing it.

            I would have posted a link to see all the unknown black designers she wore but u have Google, use it

            Grow up. hating or knit picking anything beyonce does make u look like loser. I feel sorry for u. If I were u, I will always hide my face in shame

          • Ruth August 5, 2020 at 11:22 pm #

            “She wore majority European/White Established Designers”

            Beyonce is not even in this article.

            Beyonce is not on this post

            This post is about lupita, naomi Campbell and kelly wearing European designer, not one photo of beyonce wearing European designer.

            This post has nothing to do with beyonce but u still brought her up.

            U see when I say ur a hater I was right

            U better grow up. U will fail at life if u continue with this attitude

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