Black Panther: Inside Lupita Nyongo’s Stunning Beauty Tribute to Africa for the Black Panther at the Wakanda Forever Premiere
On October 26, Lupita Nyong’o showed out on the red carpet in a striking two-piece white outfit for the Los Angeles premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Nyong’o chose Balmain to commemorate her part in the “Black Panther” prequel. The actress wore a floor-length, triangular-cutout matching skirt with a one-shoulder cropped keyhole shirt. The matching pieces had braided fabric running down the middle of the skirt and around the shoulder.
Diamond earrings, two bracelets, and a ring from De Beers, which just appointed her as a worldwide brand ambassador, served as her accessories.
To create the look, Nyong’o collaborated with her go-to stylist Micaela Erlanger. Meryl Streep, Julianna Margulies, and Diane Kruger are all clients of Erlanger’s styling services.
Along with a strong, ruby-red lip, blush, mascara, and shimmery eyeshadow from Lancôme’s holiday beauty box eye palette, Nyong’o used makeup artist Nick Barose.
She worked with Vernon Francois on her hair and opted for a bold look that included a cowrie shell-lined hairline and big locs braided with rope and string in the back to resemble a chandelier.
The follow-up to “Black Panther,” a popular movie from Marvel Studios released in 2018, is titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
The follow-up to “Black Panther,” a popular movie from Marvel Studios released in 2018, is titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Alongside newcomers, Tenoch Huerta, Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, and Danai Gurira return for the sequel.
The actor, who played the lead, King T’Challa, in the 2018 original, died in 2020 after a four-year battle with colon ca he had kept private. He was 43.
“It was definitely tough to go back to a space that you hold so dearly in your heart and are so attached to T’Challa, so attached to Chad,” actress Letitia Wright, who plays T’Challa’s younger sister Princess Shuri, said.
“But we had to just be strong, to follow through on the story and it got emotional at times. It still is, but one that we came together, we worked on. We made him proud.”
“Black Panther”, in which Boseman played the king of the fictional African land of Wakanda, became a global hit and was hailed as a milestone for racial diversity in Hollywood.
Its sequel had been in the works when Boseman died.
“I dreaded it because I couldn’t imagine moving forward without Chadwick,” said Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who reprises her role as T’Challa’s former lover Nakia.
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) October 27, 2022
“But then when Ryan Coogler, our director and writer, walked me through his idea to carry on with the story, I breathed a breath of relief because what he did was he incorporated the loss into the story,” Nyong’o said. “And so as a person and as an actor, I didn’t have to pretend like I hadn’t experienced such a loss, such grief. And it very much makes use of that.”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” sees the protagonists working once again with the Dora Milaje, an elite group of female warriors, as they fight to protect their nation following the king’s death.
On November 11, the movie premieres in theaters.
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