Marvel’s Black Panther had a lot to celebrate last night. For one, the already record-breaking film had its world premiere in L.A., where the cast members embraced a dress code worthy of the event by dressing up like royalty.
Director Ryan Coogler and cast members Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, David Oyelowo, and Daniel Kaluuya, wore stunning bold looks, as well as traditional African prints and fabrics, sending Twitter into an emotional frenzy.
“Yo! Black folks out here looking like the ROYALTY that we are on this #BlackPanther carpet!! Yessss!!!” wrote Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks with a .GIF from Coming To America.
“I feel like these outfits were for anyone that tries to deny how African #BlackPanther is set to be. As in this movie is clearly going to be unapologetically black and you expect me not be excited? Please,” wrote Metro UK entertainment correspondent Tobí Akingbadé. “I mean, look at them all wearing their traditional African clothes that we used to get bullied for at school on the red (purple) carpet for a World Premiere.”
Guests, including Childish Gambino, Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monáe, and Issa Rae, also came through with eye-catching colors and styles.
Black Panther hits theaters February 16. See some of the best looks in the slideshow, below.