Last night was the official "purple carpet" premiere of Black Panther and it was an exceptionally regal—and black AF—affair.
The dress code for the night was "royal attire requested," and the dazzling cast, crew and star guests did not disappoint in the slightest. The purple carpet was brimming with melanin, vibrant hues, colorful jewels, intricate patterns, and all around flyness.
You can watch the premiere here, in case you missed it.
Check out some of the phenomenal, jaw-dropping looks from last night's Black Panther premiere below.
Our hearts cannot stop racing after seeing these pictures of Chadwick Boseman looking like a proud Wakandan King.
Can we just take a second to revel in the goodness that is Lupita Nyong'o in this Fulani-inspired hairstyle for a moment? Wow.
Danai Gurira was awe-inspiring in this polished pink look. The queen of our hearts, truly.
Daniel Kaluuya kept it impeccably smooth and traditional in a Ugandan Kanzu. Dreamy.
There are actually no words that can adequately describe how astounding Angela Basset looks in this yellow, beaded ensemble. Black royalty don't crack.
Michael Bae Jordan—aka Erik Killmonger—living up to his name, as usual in this tailored, double breasted suit.
It gets no cuter than T'Challa's sister Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, in this sheer ballroom gown.
Director, Ryan Coogler rocking Ikiré Jones was absolutely everything. Cheers to supporting African designers!
While we're still grappling with extreme FOMO over the fact that we couldn't be there in the flesh, we certainly appreciate the regalia of last night's event. We remain incredibly excited about the release of this film—February 16 cannot get here soon enough.
See more pictures of the stars, including David Oyelowo, Issa Rae, Donald Glover, Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monae and more below.