Lupita Nyong’o appeared to dare to bare on the Tony Awards red carpet, but her ensemble was a clever misdirect.
The Oscar-winner wore a silver breastplate top that made it appear as if she was going topless under the black velvet blazer she was wearing.
On her Instagram, Nyong’o revealed the top was molded from her own body, and said the feeling of wearing it left her, “Honored, humbled, strengthened and energized.”
She went on to explain the origin of the look, created by Pakistani designer Misha Japanwala.
The “Star Wars” star concluded the post, thanking Japanwala for the look.
“Misha, thank you for this special opportunity to BE EXACTLY HERE, IN THIS BODY NOW,” Nyong’o wrote.
Nyongo’s look was also accentuated with a graphic tattoo-like design on her shaved head.
She won her Oscar, in the best supporting actress category, for her role in “12 Years a Slave” in 2014.