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The Red Carpet Looks From the ‘Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever’ Premier Did Not Disappoint

We’re mere weeks away from the release of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, which means the red carpet premieres are about to pick up steam. The Los Angeles premiere took place at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, October 26 with a number of celebrities in attendance. Not only were the film’s stars there, but so were the likes of Rihanna, Tessa Thompson, Chlöe Bailey, and many more. Safe to say it was the place to be. As lovers of red carpet events and Black Panther, we knew attendees wouldn’t play it safe with their style—and they certainly did not let us down. Below are a handful of our favorite Black Panther 2 red carpet beauty looks for you to gawk over!

Rihanna’s Sultry Siren Style

Rihanna shut down the red carpet (as she always does) in a slinky silver gown and voluminous mermaid waves. What really gets us excited about this look is the ear jewelry; it’s equal parts subtle and loud—a delicate balance only the likes of Rihanna can expertly pull off.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Rihanna attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Lupita Nyong’o’s Angelic Updo

Celebrity hairstylist Vernon François outdid himself with this hairstyle on Lupita Nyong’o. From the seashell crown to the tapestry-style adornment, everything about this look is show-stopping.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Lupita Nyong'o attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Letitia Wright’s Homage to Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman’s presence was definitely felt throughout the premier, thanks in large part to Letitia Wright’s homage to her late co-star. Wright kept it casual with a buzz cut and donned a suit similar to the one Boseman wore to the 2018 Oscars.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Letitia Wright attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Tessa Thompson’s Wrapped Ponytail

Tessa Thompson is always someone we can’t wait to see on the red carpet, and her look for the Black Panther 2 premier did not disappoint. The perfectly-sculpted side bang paired with the wrapped, mile-long ponytail is a hairstyle we’ll be emulating for every date night.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Tessa Thompson attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Danai Gurira’s Braided Headdress

How do we even begin to put into words how absolutely stunning Danai Gurira’s braided headdress is? Created by celebrity hair artist Larry Sims, this hairstyle is a walking masterpiece.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Danai Gurira attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Marsai Martin’s Y2K-Inspired Updo

The braids, the spiky ends, the color—everything about this updo on Marsai Martin has us drooling. Crafted by celebrity hairstylist Alexander Armand, we’re going to need a tutorial from him ASAP.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Marsai Martin attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Angela Bassett’s Disco Curls

The queen of the red carpet, Angela Bassett was a true disco diva at the Black Panther 2 premiere.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Angela Bassett attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/WireImage)
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Michaela Coel’s Bleached Buzz Cut

Everything about Michaela Coel’s premiere look had us oohing and aahing the entire night. Honestly, we don’t think we’ll ever get over it. From the bleached brows and buzz cut to her rhinestone-encrusted shawl, it all feels very Grace Jones.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Michaela Coel attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Chlöe Bailey’s Braided Halo

An angel among us, Chlöe Bailey paired a plunging black gown with the most ornate low loc buns and braided halo.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Chlöe attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/WireImage)
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Quinta Brunson’s Coily High Ponytail

Another look by the incredible Alexander Armand, Quinta Brunson’s high ponytail has the tightest ringlets and the most volume we’ve ever seen.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Quinta Brunson attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Caroline Wanga’s Vibrant Color Palette

Caroline Wanga pulled out all the stops for her red carpet ensemble. We want to see her on every red carpet, thank you very much.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Caroline Wanga attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Connie Chiume’s Cultural Gown

Actress Connie Chiume had her South African culture on full display in everything from the beaded headdress to the flowing gown.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Connie Chiume attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Janeshia Adams-Ginyard’s Body Paint

Actress and stuntwoman Janeshia Adams-Ginyard waltzed down the red carpet in nothing but body paint (created by artist Jo Steel) to honor Chadwick Boseman and her African ancestors.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Janeshia Adams-Ginyard attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Hannah Beachler’s Ethereal Ensemble

Leave it to Oscar-winner Hannah Beachler to show up in one of the most elaborate ensembles the Black Panther 2 red carpet saw all evening. Given the production designer is responsible for bringing Wakanda to life, we’d expect nothing less.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever World Premiere LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Hannah Beachler attends the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever World Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on October 26, 2022. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Disney)
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