Queen of Katwe star Lupita Nyong’o lands the cover story of American Vogue‘s October 2016 edition lensed by fashion photographer Mario Testino. In charge of styling was fashion editor Tonne Goodman, who for the session selected looks from top brands such as Chanel, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Zac Posen, Valentino, Akris, and Prada to name just a few. Beauty is work of hair stylist Vernon François for Vernon François, and makeup artist Nick Barose. Produced by On Screen Productions (Kenya).
“To play a mother of four in Uganda, a formidable mother who has so much working against her, was so compelling to me. It wasn’t something I thought I’d be asked to do. The fact that it was based on a true story, an uplifting story out of Africa… Oh, my goodness, all my dreams were coming true in that script.” Lupita on her role in Queen of Katwe
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