High-Low in Hollywood: Lupita Nyong'o Wore a $45 Shoe to the Golden Globes

Lupita Nyong’o attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Loved Lupita Nyong’o’s Wakanda-worthy look at this year’s Golden Globes? You can cop at least one bit of it for yourself—and no, it’s not her electric blue mascara (though you can get that look from Yves St. Laurent for $29 or Sephora’s in-house brand for $10).

It may seem like just another “Stars! They’re just like us!” moment, but while her cobalt Calvin Klein gown may have been a show-stopper, Nyong’o’s most impressive wins of the night may have been on her feet. On a red carpet populated by luxury shoe labels like Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti and Nicholas Kirkwood, Nyong’o and stylist Micaela Erlanger refreshingly opted for a high-low dressing moment, choosing mass-market brand Aldo to pair with her custom gown. The winning shoe? Their Leventer platform heel in silver, originally retailing for $90 but currently on sale for $45.


Yep, you too can afford to walk in the shoes of a Hollywood star, for less than $5o. As of press time, the Leventer is still in stock in sizes 6.5 through 10—and for that price, you can afford to snag a pair in black patent, too. And since we’re big on “cost-per-wear,” these babies might end up costing pennies on the dollar for the wear you’ll get out of them.

If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is.

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Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.