Lupita Nyong'o's galaxy-inspired dress

Lupita Nyong'o channelled the "galaxy" into her dress at the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premiere yesterday (14.12.15).

Lupita Nyong'o's galaxy-inspired dress

Lupita Nyong'o wanted to "bring the galaxy" to the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' premiere.

The 32-year-old beauty looked stunning as she stepped out onto the red carpet outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles in a shimmering dress, complete with bright lights similar to a spaceship.

She told reporters: "I thought I'd bring the galaxy with me."

Lupita is likely to have felt right at home in the stunning dress as she previously revealed she dressed "formally" for the first decade and a half of her life.

Speaking about her first memories of fashion, she said: "Very 80s red cord miniskirt with suspender straps. Presentation is extremely important in Kenya. You dress formally. You can't just wear flip-flops.

"My mother always had her own style. She wore A-line, tea-length flowery dresses, very well fitting. Her nails were always perfectly done. salons were a big feature in my life. We would go every two weeks to get our hair braided, washed, or treated. That's where I read American, British, and a few African magazines."

But Lupita admits couture dresses can still leave her with a tear in her eye.

She shared: "I didn't know the power of couture until I tried on a couture dress. It made me cry."

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