BLACK PANTHER WAKANDA FOREVER World Premiere Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on October 27, 2022

The stars came out to celebrate the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and perhaps it’s not surprising that the looks ranged from sober and understated to regal and celebratory for this bittersweet occasion. We had to give Lupita and Angela their own spotlight posts because… well, because they’re Lupita and Angela, but that doesn’t mean the rest of these looks failed to impress. This is the Black Panther cast, after all. They don’t come to a red carpet in any state but the correct one.


Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey (in Maticevski)

They book look great, but we’re a little surprised how toned-down they each seem.




Danai Gurira in Robert Wun

We’re surprised to see her show up in a dress so similar to the one worn by Angela Bassett, but we guess there wasn’t coordinating going on. We’re getting cabbage from the top half. Proportionally speaking, there just isn’t enough skirt to balance it out. Her hair is amazing.




Daniel Kaluuya in Grayscale

Love that shirt/suit color combination for him.




Jameela Jamil

We’re shocked that she showed up so low key. She’s usually all about getting the attention. This is fine, but we don’t like the footwear choice at all.




Kumail Nanjiani (in Grayscale) and Emily V. Gordon

LOVE her goddess gown – especially the chevron print trim, which really sets it apart. That suit looks gorgeous on him, but we don’t like the Circus Peanut color at all.




Letitia Wright in Alexander McQueen

This is very sharp. A lot of people took it as an homage to Chadwick Boseman’s Givenchy suit at the 2018 Oscars, although we think the connection is tenuous and overstated.



Marsai Martin in Azzi & Osta

The hair and makeup are pure stunning. The dress is cute enough, but it’s not up to the level of the styling.




Michael B. Jordan in Louis Vuitton

It is a testament to his hotness that he’s almost making this ridiculous banana suit look good.




Michaela Coel in Salvatore Ferragamo

Dramatic and weirdly gorgeous. This might sound nitpicky, but we think the bag distracts from the drama of the dress.




Simu Liu in Fendi

We don’t love dress shirts worn with suits when that many buttons are undone. We get that he wanted to show off the pendant, but we think the fitted style of the suit doesn’t work with the disco neckline. He still looks like a snack, though.




Tessa Thompson in Anna Quan

We’re all for minimalism, but this looks as close to a bedsheet as you can get without actually wearing a bedsheet in public. At the very least, we would have liked a killer cuff or pendant to finish off the look.




Winston Duke

Love the coat, love the shades, love the shoes, don’t love the ballooning pants.




Xochitl Gomez in Hassidriss

What an interesting dress. The details almost make it feel like a costume from the film, but strangely, it doesn’t come off costume-y or theme-y. If anything, it looks more appropriate for Westeros than Wakanda.





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