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Maybe it was the purple carpet or the “royal attire” dress code, but the cast of Black Panther totally brought their fashion A game to Monday night’s premiere. Some stars paid homage to the film’s fictitious African nation of Wakanda with tribal accents, while others opted for vibrant hues with warrior-inspired accessories. Whatever the inspiration, these six stars totally crushed it. 

Lupita Nyong o Black Panther Premiere
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1. When Lupita Nyong’o Channeled Her Inner Warrior Princess

Nyong’o took a page from her character’s playbook and donned a vibrant purple Versace gown with gold armor accents. 

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Danai Gurira Black Panther Premiere
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2. And Danai Gurira Was Perfection in Pink

Who says pink has to be soft? Gurira looked fierce in a bright pink gown with ruffle and crystal accents. 

Sterling K. Brown Black Panther Premiere
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3. When Sterling K. Brown’s Outfit Said ‘Randall Who?’

Brown (with his wife and son) left his This Is Us character’s J.Crew separates at home and opted for a sleek black look worthy of a GQ spread. 

Janelle Monae Black Panther premiere
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4. And Janelle Monáe Wore a Crown Like the Queen She Is

Monáe’s gold crown, chic black ballgown and dramatic sleeves gave us major Coming to America vibes and we’re all about it.

Angela Bassett Black Panther Premiere
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5. When Angela Bassett Was a Vision in Marigold

The color. The tassels. The beads. The platforms. We truly can’t decide which part of this bold look is our favorite.

Issa Rae Black Panther Premiere
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6. And Finally, When Issa Rae Was an Actual Goddess

From the top knot to the metallic pumps, and everything in between, we’re loving Rae’s Grecian-inspired ensemble.

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