Mexico City, Mexico – November 9: Lupita Nyong’o poses for a photo during the Wakanda For Ever Red Carpet in Mexico City at Plaza Satellite on November 9, 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Agustin Cuevas/Getty Images for Disney)
On the redcarpet Lupita Nyong’o wore a red gown that features a billowing train, dramatic puffed sleeves and cape-like structure. According to a press release from the fashion label, the larger-than-life piece—fittingly called the “Birth of a Rose”—was “an homage to Lupita and Jonathan’s shared Mexican heritage and upbringing.”
Lupita then reveled a black leather dress by Jonathan Cohen that had been hiding underneath.
The fierce creation featured a thigh-high slit and harness corset with brass buckles shaped like roses and thorns, which the brand revealed was inspired by Mexican icon Frida Kahlo. Continuing with the floral theme, dozens of petals also adorned the neckline.
During a panel discussion at the screening, Lupita captivated audiences with her dance moves. While onstage, she and her Black Panther co-star Tenoch Huerta busted their moves and danced along to Elvis Crespo‘s “Suavemente.”
“No van a creer lo qué pasó (You’re not going to believe what happened),” Lupita shared on Instagram on Nov. 9, alongside a video of their memorable moment.
“I can confidently say this movie is made with his memory in the foundation of it and with his spirit,” she said at San Diego Comic-Con, adding that “it was therapeutic to come back.”