Lupita Nyong’o continues to establish herself as a style icon at the frontier of fashion here on earth and, more recently, galaxies far, far away.
At a recent promotional event for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Nyong’o—who plays Maz Kanata in the film that hits theaters December 18—wore a ZAC Zac Posen design that literally lit up the red carpet. The dress was covered with LED lights that emitted different intricate designs of life beyond the Milky Way.
But what stood out about the dress was the fact that the designs were created by young women programmers thanks to Google’s Made with Code initiative.
The goal of the project is to correct the gender gap in STEM fields, like Computer Science, through interactive projects like creating dance visualizers, beats, and designing a Zac Posen gown, to support girls’ long-term passion for science and technology.
Keep paving the way, Lupita!
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