Have you seen a photo of Lupita Nyong’o on the red carpet recently, you would have noticed she has introduced a new element to her elaborate ensembles: A head wrap.
The actress, 33, has worn them all throughout her press tour for her Uganda-set filmQueen of Katwe, and it’s a look that means a lot to her, the star tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.
“Going with the theme of the movie, they are my crowns,” says the star, who also appears in Tiffany & Co.’s Legendary Style campaign this season (seen below). The Disney drama tells the inspiring true story of a Ugandan girl who becomes a chess champion. Nyong’o plays her mother, Nakku Harriet.
“It’s the quintessential African accessory,” she says of the look, noting that she loves to research different styles on Pinterest.
Vernon Francois and Lupita trying a new head wrap style. Photo: Vernon Francois
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