Lupita Nyong'o rules Cannes red carpet

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lupita.jpgLupita Nyong'o has only been a staple on step-and-repeats for a couple of short years, but the actress brings endless charm to what could be a dull and repetitive gig. Her fashions are always interesting, from her red Ralph Lauren cape moment to that pirate-inspired Prada ensemble she wore to the 2014 Met Ball. But it's her seemingly favorite silhouette, a deep V-neck dress with full pleated skirt, that's pure magic. Every time she's worn this similarly cut kind of dress, she's twirled and whirled the flimsy fabric to the delight of photographers and the Internet's enthusiastic meme makers alike.

For her Oscars debut, the Best Supporting Actress winner wore a custom light blue silk Prada gown that reminded her of Nairobi. With a diamond Fred Leighton headband, the look - and her theatrics - gave off major Cinderella vibes.

A year later, she wore a striped Elie Saab dress to the Screen Actor's Guild Awards. Taking a cue from the heaps of attention she received for her previous posing, she copied her own signature move.

Then, because you can never get enough of Nyong'o pirouetting in a pleated dress, she gave the crowd exactly what they were hoping for when she showed up on the first day of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. She once again performed in a custom Gucci gown-her stylist, Micaela Erlanger, described it as grasshopper green-with bell sleeves and floral embellishments on the shoulders and belt.