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Oscars 2014: Pale metallics, bold jewel tones dominate red carpet

Published on Mar 3, 2014 12:16 PM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Shimmering metallics, bold jewel tones and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o led the style at this year's Oscars red carpet, as actresses shunned runway trends to showcase colors and silhouettes inspired by Hollywood's golden age.

All eyes were on the year's best-dressed starlet on the red carpet - best supporting actress Oscar winner Nyong'o.

The 12 Years A Slave star from Kenya wore a custom halter-neck pastel blue Prada gown which she helped to design, saying it was inspired by champagne bubbles and a colour that reminded her of Nairobi. She accessorised with Fred Leighton jewels, including a diamond headband. Nyong'o, 31, is the current face of Prada's sister line Miu Miu.

"We were inspired by her family heritage and old Hollywood.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014, in Hollywood, California. -- PHOTO: AFP
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