Lupita Nyong'o arriving at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California - Feb 22, 2015 Lupita Nyong'o arriving at the 87th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California - Feb 22, 2015

Lupita Nyong’o knows what works.

Calvin Klein’s pearl covered gown definitely works. Arranged in a gradient that faded from large pearls at the bodice to tiny beads at the floor grazing hem, she was radiant. Sure, the ropes of pearls aren’t practical for an everyday look, but you might be surprised how far a little embellishment can go.  — ema