If the name Ruth Negga isn't familiar quite yet, things will soon change. She stars as Mildred Loving in Loving, a mesmerizing film about interracial marriage that captured our hearts in 2016, and the Irish-Ethiopian actress has just nabbed a major honor: the cover of Vogue's January 2017 issue. In the accompanying story, Negga opens up about the role and Loving's place in the social context of the U.S. right now. "The film is reminding us that there’s a conversation that we need to be having still,” she says.
Shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, Ruth poses in bold florals and graphic prints, eye-catching picks to kick off the New Year. On the red carpet, Ruth has a similar sartorial look, daring to wear bold designs from Gucci, Rosie Assoulin, and Suno. Clearly, she's is one fashion girl you'll want to watch.
Read on for a look at Ruth Negga's Vogue spread, and then check out the full article!
On Ruth Negga: Christopher Kane top and skirt; Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Earrings ($495).
Proof florals are a win, even during winter.
On Ruth Negga: Louis Vuitton top, pants, and pumps.
Graphic stripes for the win.
On Ruth Negga: Alexander Wang shirt; Rodarte ear cuff.
Ruth shows a little shoulder on the cover.
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