Lupita Nyong'o Gets Her First Vogue Cover

After dominating magazine covers during awards season, Lupita Nyong'o's life has settled down ever-so-slightly, as she's won roles in Star Wars and Americanah. Now she's on the cover of the July issue of Vogue, the mother of all fashion magazines.

Lupita Nyong'o Gets Her First Vogue Cover

Photographed by Mikael Jansson at a spa and in the markets of Marrakech, Morocco, the profile of Nyong'o was written by Hamish Bowles, who calls the actress "cucumber-cool, as beautiful and hieratic as an ancient Egyptian statue of a cat goddess."


Bowles writes that Lupita's particularly proud of her new Lancôme contract because their brand ambassadors – Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet and Penélope Cruz – "are very different, unique women—it's not about conforming to an already established idea of what is beautiful, and I like that." He also notes that she's pretty cute with her "close-knit" family:

In Morocco, hearing that Dorothy fretted that her daughter wasn't eating enough, Lupita spelled out I Love You with her Ksar Char-Bagh breakfast fruit and sent it to her as a charming freeze-frame iPhone video on Mother's Day.

Lupita Nyong'o Gets Her First Vogue Cover

In general, this issue looks very ra-ra, women rock, with cover lines like "Women to Watch: It Girls, Newsmakers, Rule-Breakers + Scene Stealers," Cara Delevingne as "everyone's favorite fashion rebel" and Pussy Riot "storming the world stage." Nyong'o fits right in.

Images via Mikael Jansson/Vogue