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Lupita Nyong’o dons purple dress at Black Panther premiere

She’s an Academy Award-winning actress with impeccable style.

And Lupita Nyong’o commanded attention on the purple carpet of the Black Panther premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night. 

The 34-year-old stunner donned a deep plum-colored, custom-made Versace gown complete with an ornate jewel caged harness, as co-stars Angela Bassett, 59, and Janelle Monae 32, sported vibrant ensembles for the star-studded event.

 

Stunning: Lupita Nyong’o commanded attention on the purple carpet of the Black Panther premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi star covered her slender frame with billowing pieces of purple fabric that cascaded down to the matching carpet, a striking nod to her powerful warrior character Nakia, according to her stylist Micaela Erlanger.

Her supremely regal capped sleeves featured intricate golden detailing complete with sapphire and amethyst jewels leading down to an attached belt.

Lupita wore her long raven-colored hair up in a chic top bun with just a touch of crimson hues swiped across her lips. 

Wow! The 34-year-old stunner donned a deep plum-colored, custom-made Versace gown complete with an ornate jewel caged harness, a striking nod to her powerful warrior character Nakia, according to her stylist Micaela Erlanger

Wow! The 34-year-old stunner donned a deep plum-colored, custom-made Versace gown complete with an ornate jewel caged harness, a striking nod to her powerful warrior character Nakia, according to her stylist Micaela Erlanger

Gorgeous: The Star Wars: The Last Jedi star covered her slender frame with billowing pieces of purple fabric that cascaded down to the matching carpet

Gorgeous: The Star Wars: The Last Jedi star covered her slender frame with billowing pieces of purple fabric that cascaded down to the matching carpet

‘We found out there was a purple carpet after we had chosen the dress, but it was kind of a perfect reason to go with the gown; I think it’s a new addition to the Lupita rainbow!’ Micaela told The Hollywood Reporter during a phone interview.

‘There’s definitely a nod to her warrior character Nakia here, without being costumey,’ she said. ‘It’s a really glamorous take on our vision and it’s very fierce, certainly.’

Co-star Angela Bassett looked fantastic as she rocked a vibrant yellow fringed jumpsuit on the purple carpet. 

Magnificent: Lupita wore her long raven-colored hair up in a chic top bun with just a touch of crimson hues swiped across her lips

Magnificent: Lupita wore her long raven-colored hair up in a chic top bun with just a touch of crimson hues swiped across her lips

Goddess: Her supremely regal capped sleeves featured intricate golden detailing complete with sapphire and amethyst jewels leading down to an attached belt

Goddess: Her supremely regal capped sleeves featured intricate golden detailing complete with sapphire and amethyst jewels leading down to an attached belt

Glowing: Co-star Angela Bassett looked fantastic as she rocked a vibrant yellow fringed jumpsuit on the purple carpet 

Glowing: Co-star Angela Bassett looked fantastic as she rocked a vibrant yellow fringed jumpsuit on the purple carpet 

The 59-year-old legend showed off her toned arms through the delicate laced sleeves of her retro-inspired ensemble. 

Fresh from a powerful presentation at the Grammys, Janelle Monae rocked an incredible black Christian Siriano gown with billowing royal blue and white sleeves.

Styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn, Monae swept pieces of her chocolate brown hair to the side, worn underneath a beautiful African kufi. 

Queen: The 59-year-old legend showed off her toned arms through the delicate laced sleeves of her retro-inspired ensemble

Queen: The 59-year-old legend showed off her toned arms through the delicate laced sleeves of her retro-inspired ensemble

Queen: The 59-year-old legend showed off her toned arms through the delicate laced sleeves of her retro-inspired ensemble

Family! Angela was all-smiles alongside husband Courtney B. Vance and their children Slater and Bronwyn

Family! Angela was all-smiles alongside husband Courtney B. Vance and their children Slater and Bronwyn

Beautiful: Fresh from a powerful presentation at the Grammys, Janelle Monae rocked an incredible black Christian Siriano gown with billowing royal blue and white sleeves

Beautiful: Fresh from a powerful presentation at the Grammys, Janelle Monae rocked an incredible black Christian Siriano gown with billowing royal blue and white sleeves

Exquisite: Styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn, Monae swept pieces of her chocolate brown hair to the side, worn underneath a beautiful African kufi

Exquisite: Styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn, Monae swept pieces of her chocolate brown hair to the side, worn underneath a beautiful African kufi

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman looked dapper wearing a silky black Emporio Armani jacket with intricate golden floral patterns

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman looked dapper wearing a silky black Emporio Armani jacket with intricate golden floral patterns

Friends! Boseman made sure to share a quick moment with legendary comic book connoisseur Stan Lee

Friends! Boseman made sure to share a quick moment with legendary comic book connoisseur Stan Lee

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman looked dapper wearing a silky black Emporio Armani jacket with intricate golden floral patterns. 

Boseman made sure to share a quick moment with legendary comic book connoisseur Stan Lee.  

He donned a pair of black trousers and shiny black shoes as he smiled on the purple carpet ahead of the premiere.

Golden Globe winner Sterling K. Brown looked sleek in an all-black suit, alongside his beautiful wife Ryan Michelle Bathe and six-year-old son Andrew.

Family affair: Golden Globe winner Sterling K. Brown looked sleek in an all-black suit, alongside his beautiful wife Ryan Michelle Bathe and six-year-old son Andrew

Family affair: Golden Globe winner Sterling K. Brown looked sleek in an all-black suit, alongside his beautiful wife Ryan Michelle Bathe and six-year-old son Andrew

Stylish: Donald Glover rocked a bright orange suit with a matching printed shirt and black velvet shoes while Michael B. Jordan sported an all-black ensemble

Stylish: Donald Glover rocked a bright orange suit with a matching printed shirt and black velvet shoes while Michael B. Jordan sported an all-black ensemble

Stylish: Donald Glover rocked a bright orange suit with a matching printed shirt and black velvet shoes while Michael B. Jordan sported an all-black ensemble

Cool: Kendrick kept things more comfortable donning white Nike Cortez trainers with striped pants and a black sweatshirt

Cool: Kendrick kept things more comfortable donning white Nike Cortez trainers with striped pants and a black sweatshirt

Donald Glover and Kendrick Lamar made their ways back to the west coast after electric performances at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The Childish Gambino frontman rocked a bright orange suit with a matching printed shirt and black velvet shoes.

Kendrick kept things more comfortable donning white Nike Cortez trainers with striped pants and a black sweatshirt. 

Looking good: Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker wore a dark grey suit with thick black lapels and a crisp white shirt

Looking good: Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker wore a dark grey suit with thick black lapels and a crisp white shirt

Cuties: Martin Lawrence matched his fiance Roberta Moradfar as they held hands wearing all-black ensembles

Cuties: Martin Lawrence matched his fiance Roberta Moradfar as they held hands wearing all-black ensembles

Snazzy: Get out star Daniel Kaluuya rocked a suede maroon blazer with crisp white linen pants and black suede shoes

Snazzy: Get out star Daniel Kaluuya rocked a suede maroon blazer with crisp white linen pants and black suede shoes while David Oyelowo sported a traditional African dashiki

Snazzy: Get out star Daniel Kaluuya rocked a suede maroon blazer with crisp white linen pants and black suede shoes while David Oyelowo sported a traditional African dashiki

Powerful: Writer/director Ryan Coogler and wife Zinzi Evans were quite the power couple with Zinzi sporting a vibrant red dress and Ryan wearing a black suit with a colorful scarf

Powerful: Writer/director Ryan Coogler and wife Zinzi Evans were quite the power couple with Zinzi sporting a vibrant red dress and Ryan wearing a black suit with a colorful scarf

Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker wore a dark grey suit with thick black lapels and a crisp white shirt.

Martin Lawrence matched his fiance Roberta Moradfar as they held hands wearing all-black ensembles.

Get out star Daniel Kaluuya rocked a snazzy suede maroon blazer with crisp white linen pants and black suede shoes.

Writer/director Ryan Coogler and wife Zinzi Evans were quite the power couple with Zinzi sporting a vibrant red dress and Ryan wearing a black suit with a colorful scarf  

Pretty! The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira looked stunning wearing a silky pink dress with one ruffled sleeve covered with black rhinestones

Pretty! The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira looked stunning wearing a silky pink dress with one ruffled sleeve covered with black rhinestones

Wow! Florence Kasumba donned a sweeping black dress with a glittering belt 

Wow! Florence Kasumba donned a sweeping black dress with a glittering belt 

Peace: Usher looked cool as he covered his eyes with dark sunglasses while sporting a brown bomber jacket and black pants

Peace: Usher looked cool as he covered his eyes with dark sunglasses while sporting a brown bomber jacket and black pants

The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira looked stunning wearing a silky pink Viktor & Rolf dress with one ruffled sleeve covered in black rhinestones, while Florence Kasumba donned a sweeping black dress with a glittering belt.

Usher looked cool as he covered his eyes with dark sunglasses while sporting a brown bomber jacket and black pants.   

Yara Shahidi looked beautiful wearing a white Etro gown with intricate woven details along the hem and neckline in addition to Christian Louboutin sandals.

Tess Thompson sparkled in an Ellie Saab embroidered black tunic worn with beaded cigarette trousers. 

The Big Sick star Kumail Nanjiani wore a royal blue plaid suit while wife Emily Gordon shined in a silver-studded dress. 

Gorgeous: Yara Shahidi looked beautiful wearing a white Etro gown with intricate woven details along the hem and neckline in addition to Christian Louboutin sandals

Gorgeous: Yara Shahidi looked beautiful wearing a white gown with intricate woven details along the hem and neckline while Tess Thompson sparkled in an Ellie Saab embroidered black tunic worn with beaded cigarette trousers

Gorgeous: Yara Shahidi looked beautiful wearing a white Etro gown with intricate woven details along the hem and neckline in addition to Christian Louboutin sandals while Tess Thompson sparkled in an Ellie Saab embroidered black tunic and beaded cigarette trousers

Sweet: The Big Sick star Kumail Nanjiani wore a royal blue plaid suit while wife Emily Gordon shined in a silver-studded dress

Sweet: The Big Sick star Kumail Nanjiani wore a royal blue plaid suit while wife Emily Gordon shined in a silver-studded dress

Nice! George Lucas and Mellody Hobson cuddled up together on the purple carpet

Nice! George Lucas and Mellody Hobson cuddled up together on the purple carpet

Love: Patton Oswalt looked great in a light blue three-piece suit while his adoring wife Meredith Salenger rocked a bright red jumpsuit

Love: Patton Oswalt looked great in a light blue three-piece suit while his adoring wife Meredith Salenger rocked a bright red jumpsuit

It was date night for many of the stars on the purple carpet as George Lucas cuddled up to Mellody Hobson. 

Patton Oswalt looked great in a light blue three-piece suit while his adoring wife Meredith Salenger rocked a bright red jumpsuit. 

David Hasselhoff donned a grey blazer and black slacks while fiancee Hayley Roberts showed some shoulder wearing a black gown 

Neat: David Hasselhoff donned a grey blazer and black slacks while fiancee Hayley Roberts showed some shoulder wearing a black gown

Neat: David Hasselhoff donned a grey blazer and black slacks while fiancee Hayley Roberts showed some shoulder wearing a black gown

Sweet: Jennifer Grey showcased her slender frame in a tight black dress which hit just below her knees

Sweet: Jennifer Grey showcased her slender frame in a tight black dress which hit just below her knees

Green with envy: Martin Freeman shined in an emerald suit and bright orange tie

Green with envy: Martin Freeman shined in an emerald suit and bright orange tie

The all-star cast of Black Panther includes performances by Angela Bassett as T’Challa’s mother Ramonda, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi and Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia.

Having first appeared in the Fantastic Four comic book published in July 1966, the Black Panther was the first black superhero in mainstream American comics.

African-American superheroes to follow included Falcon (1969), Like Cage (1972), Green Lantern John Stewart (1971) and Black Lightning (1977).

The sci-fi drama is set to appear in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. 

The all-star cast of Black Panther includes performances by Angela Bassett as T'Challa's mother Ramonda, Sterling K. Brown as N'Jobu, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi and Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia.

The all-star cast of Black Panther includes performances by Angela Bassett as T’Challa’s mother Ramonda, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi and Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia.

 



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