Lupita Nyong’o stole the spotlight in a stunning violet gown at the Black Panther premiere on Monday night (29Jan18).
For the debut of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie held at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the actress stepped out in a custom vivid purple gown with flowing chiffon skirt and dramatic gold detailing on the bodice from Atelier Versace, with the look matched with a Versace purse, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and jewellery from Beladora.
When putting the ensemble together, Lupita’s stylist Micaela Erlanger wanted to pay homage to her character in the film, the fierce Nakia.
“There’s definitely a nod to her warrior character Nakia here, without being costumey,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a really glamorous take on our vision and it’s very fierce, certainly.”
Danai Gurira, who portrays Okoye in the flick, chose to sport bright colour on the purple carpet too, opting for a pink satin gown with ruffle detail and black crystal embellishment from Viktor & Rolf.
While Angela Bassett pulled out all of the stops in a sunny yellow fringed jumpsuit from Naeem Khan, which she accessorised with Vendorafa jewellery and a Thale Blanc purse.
Letitia Wright looked beautiful in a flowing white gown with a sheer black overlay from Bibhu Mohapatra, Yara Shahidi donned a chic white dress and Janelle Monae stunned in a regal ballgown made with black, blue and white satin from Christian Siriano that she topped off with an African headpiece and beaded choker necklace.
Though it wasn’t just the ladies that got dressed up for the night; Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman was handsome in black trousers and a gold jacket from Emporio Armani, while Michael B. Jordan, who plays villain Erik Killmonger, wore a black Calvin Klein suit.
Tessa Thompson, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya and Martin Freeman were also in attendance.
Black Panther hits cinemas from 13 February.
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