There was no doubt in mind that the ‘Black Panther’ European premiere was going to be a feast for the eyes after the kaleidoscope of colour the cast treated us to at the US premiere. Celebrities that walked the red carpet at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 8 January sure didn’t disappoint as they stepped out on fabulous styles and fashionable ensembles. Here are the stand out dresses and suits on the night….
Lupita Nyong’o surpassed our expectations in a gown that shimmered as she walked the red carpet . Lupita who plays Nakia in the movie, teamed a gown that glistened like a constellation with what is quickly shaping up to be one of the hottest beauty trends of this awards season: bold block eyeshadow. Daniel Kaluuya
An animal kingdom theme emerged with Kaluuya, who plays Wasabi. He honoured the big cat theme with his tie – although he went for a tiger rather than a panther. Danai Gurira
Gurira’s reference to the animal kingdom was far less subtle than her costars’. The actress, who plays Okoye, looked majestic with the plumage of a regal bird spilling down one arm. Chadwick Boseman
Boseman, who plays T’Challa, also payed homage to big cats by incorporating tiger stripes into his look.
The vibrant shades of red, pink and orange cascaded like falling petals down Kasumba’s stunning pink gown.
By Karah Adu