What may seem to be the most anticipated comic book, super hero film of all time (at least according to me), gave us an incredible look at the main cast of Marvel’s Black Panther on the red carpet, except it wasn’t red. It was purple. For those unaware, the colour purple has always been synonymous with royalty, and on the night of the film’s premiere, the cast (among other African American/British Hollywood celebs) dressed as the regal beings they portray onscreen. It was absolutely glorious. And just for one night, the kingdom of Wakanda came to Los Angeles.
The Twittersphere went wild about ‘African Royalty’, lead by none other than the King of Wakanda himself Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther) in Emporio Armani.
To match the carpet in the most elegant way possible was Lupita Nyong’o in Versace.
If there is the definition of regal and grace in one picture, it would have been of Janelle Monáe in Christian Siriano
No one has aged with grace on this carpet more than Angela Basset in Naeem Khan.
Keeping it in the Disney family, Donald Glover brought his Lando Clarissian swagger to the premier.
A villain worth battling and praising at the same time, Michael B. Jordan in Calvin Klein was born to walk this carpet.
Tessa Thompson in Elie Saab was a sight for sore eyes.
Tradition took front stage in the form of Daniel Kaluuya in a kanzu.
Correction, David Oyelowo kept it ethnic more than anyone on this carpet.
A taste of the mythical was presented by Issa Rae in Rosie Assoulin.
Youth and class was effortlessly carried by the incredibly beautiful Yara Shahidi in Etro.