Red Carpet Recap: Stars at ‘Black Panther’ world premiere

The royal purple carpet was slayed

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Black Panther comes to theaters February 16, but the world premiere in Los Angeles was last night and it was everything! Chadwick Boseman brought his regal energy, Angela Bassett charmed with her age-less beauty, Lupita Nyong’o stunned the crowd with her luminous presence–the entire red (actually purple) carpet was a royal African slay.

Beyond the talented cast of Black Panther, much of Black Hollywood showed up and showed out to support the film. Find some of your favs in the gallery.

 

Chadwick Boseman

 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Chadwick Boseman at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

I love this look. The print is fantastic and sophisticated and the simple gold cuff is just the right accent.

 

Angela Bassett

 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Angela Bassett attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s “Black Panther” at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Angela Bassett at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

The color is stunning – she demolished this look, seriously !! The simple makeup is the perfect complement to this look and the hair is young fresh and free! Love love LOVE!!

Lupita Nyong’o

 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Lupita Nyong’o at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Lupita Nyong’o attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The dress, the hair, and the jeweled harness are all beautiful on her – it’s nice to have this risk taking energy back in the carpet.

Michael B. Jordan

 

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

It can be hard to pull off a fresh take on that classic double breasted suit but he does it well. But truthfully he always gets it right!

 

Danai Gurira

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Danai Gurira attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

She effortlessly pulls off the hair – and the piece in her hair looks great. But the glam and this dress is just not working for me.

Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Sterling K. Brown at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actors Ryan Michelle Bathe (L) and Sterling K. Brown at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

He looks stunning. Simple, fresh, tailored. I love her traditional print and the hair, but it all seems a bit too casual here – especially next to him.

 

DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Producer DeVon Franklin (L) and actor Meagan Good at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

They both look nice – simple with just a bit of playfulness form his suit jacket and her separates and skirt slit.

David Oyelowo

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor David Oyelowo attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Love this traditional look and the risk of the bright pants together!

 

Issa Rae

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Issa Rae at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Glam hair and dress all works super well together. Bright and fun, but still glamorous with a little edge.

 Ryan Coogler and Zinzi Evans

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Writer/director Ryan Coogler (R) and Zinzi Evans at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

As a couple, they’re styled well together. He could use some better tailoring and perhaps a different hairstyle for her – something a little more on pair with the dress. But overall nice!

Chloe X Halle

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Musical duo Chloe X Halle at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Love the risk and it pays off. Love how they took a style and each made it their own on dress and hair. Super fun!

 

Janelle Monae

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Singer/actor Janelle Monae at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

Everything about this is stunning. The crown, the collar, the hair and make up is perfect. He dress is beautiful and playful with the asymmetry of the sleeve colors but the simple body of the gown is the perfect foundation for all of this.

 

Donald Glover

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 29: Donald Glover arrives for the World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, presented by Lexus, at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on January 29th. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Lexus)

Love the sharpness of this bright color and the embroidery on the jacket. I’m just wishing he would have paired it with something a little bit more complementary underneath that doesn’t compete against it so much!

Yara Shahidi

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Yara Shahidi at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Stunning! Perfectly in theme for the event, the hair makeup and dress all work together perfectly. Loving the simplicity of no statement jewelry against the hair and the dress.

 

Tessa Thompson

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Tessa Thompson at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

It’s pretty – and who doesn’t love a good black lace, but it just feels off for the event.

Letitia Wright

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Letitia Wright at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Stunning dress and the hair and makeup frames her beautifully.

Miles Brown

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Miles Brown at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Love the mixing of traditional and red-carpet prints and materials on him. Plus the navy/brown/black combination looks great.

 

Florence Kasumba

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Florence Kasumba at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

She pulls of the short cut super well and the make up highlights her face beautifully. The dress is great but the bag is so distracting here!

 

Amber Riley

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Amber Riley at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

The outfit is super flattering on her and the skirt is beautiful, but the hair is just coming off a bit too young for such a sophisticated look otherwise.

Simone and Dorian Missick

Simone and Dorian Missick

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actors Simone Missick (L) and Dorian Missick at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Super glam and they both wear it well, especially together. The idea of the asymmetrical look against her single slit was nice but I just don’t think this was the right pairing.

 

Snoop Dogg

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Rapper Snoop Dogg (C) at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Loving the subtle color combination here with the jacket and shoes. But this look is begging for tailoring!

Marsai Martin

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Marsai Martin at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

It all works so well. The hair is beautiful here – one of my favorites overall for the night for sure. Elegant without seeming out-of-age for her.

 

DeWanda Wise

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor DeWanda Wise at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

I appreciate the risk of the jeweled headpiece. But it’s altogether too much bling against the sequin dress and metallic silver pumps and bright lip.

 

Forest Whitaker

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Forest Whitaker attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Nice, just a bit underwhelming in comparison to some of the other looks of tonight.

Storm Reid

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Storm Reid attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Love the hair and makeup here. But I’m not sure about the outfit. It seems a bit too old for her and not sure it works against the glam.

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