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That Was a Very Spicy Met Ball

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Lupita Nyong'o wore a Prada dress that no one saw coming at last night's Met Ball, and it's possible that everyone missed the point of it. "As Booth Moore of the Los Angeles Times points out, in his heyday Charles James dressed society matrons, WASPs, the upper crust....The Prada dress that the actress selected instead conjured images of African American showgirl Josephine Baker. It was 'like something [she] would have worn in James' era, when she fled segregated America for fame and fortune in France.'" [Racked]

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