Let’s just say it: this was the most fashionable movie premiere of all time.
Best Dressed: LUPITA NYONG’O
gown by Atelier Versace, jewelry by Beladora, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
Why bother with words? What can the English language even say that Lupita isn’t already emanating out of each and every pore? What good are descriptions, when we are faced with fantastical royalty? But since I have taken up this battle, to cover to wonder that is fashion within the confines of the written word, may I just humbly say:
LUPITA HAS A FUCKING GOLD HARNESS, YOU GUYS. EVERYTHING IS AWESOME.
Runner-Up: DONALD GLOVER
suit by Dolce & Gabbana
From the Lando mustache (*swoon*) to the patterned shirt to the boldness of the color to the delectable shoes, this is goddamn perfect.
Honorable Mention: JANELLE MONAE
gown by Christian Siriano, purse by Heliópolis
I’ll quibble with the necklace, only because it distracts from the crown, and NOTHING should distract from a crown. But really, I’m spinning my wheels here. This is amazing, and would have gotten the top spot in any other post. The sheer number of stars who brought their absolute A-game to this premiere is astonishing.
jacket by Emporio Armani, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Possibly the most beautiful jacket I’ve ever seen a man wear.
jumpsuit by Naeem Khan, purse by Thalé Blanc
A look made for the queen of Wakanda, if she happened to stop by Studio 54. I’m obsessed.
gown by Etro, jewelry by Jennifer Fisher, shoes by Christian Louboutin
The epitome of effortless beauty. And by that I mean, she put in a fuckton of effort, and somehow makes it look easy.
watch by Montblanc, shoes by Christian Louboutin
David always looks like he’s having a blast on the red carpet, and it’s hard not to enjoy the lewks he serves. Every time I see him, I hope a little bit of his fashion risktaking will rub off on other men in Hollywood. (Though at this premiere, the majority of the men WENT FOR IT, because they’re wonderful.)
gown by Viktor & Rolf
This could be a tacky prom dress on somebody else, but Danai makes it look like art.
gown by Rosie Assoulin
I can’t help but smile when I see Issa on the red carpet. Her joy is infectious, and her dress is adorable.
I was already a fan of this dress; then I saw the lining, and my jaw dropped. I’d lose the shoes, and probably the purse, but everything else is on point.
CHLOE BAILEY and HALLE BAILEY
They look a little over-styled – like the clothes are wearing them – but I can’t complain.
gown by Jovani
Fun and funky. Again, it’s only by nature of such an all-star red carpet that Angel didn’t make it higher on my list.
blazer by Burberry, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Daniel is working a traditional Ugandan kanzu and a Burberry blazer. What more could we even ask for? I’d go for a brighter color jacket, but that’s only because it clashes with the purple carpet.
tunic and pants by Elie Saab, purse by Roger Vivier, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Witchy, weird, and wonderful. Wish there were a pop of color somewhere.
gown by Bibhu Mohapatra
It’s not as adventurous as the rest of what we’ve seen, but I’ll take it.
dress by Maje
She’s thirteen, she’s adorable, and I hope she and Millie Bobbie Brown go shopping together.
MICHAEL B. JORDAN
suit by Calvin Klein, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Love the shoes, but why opt for a too-tight wealthy banker’s suit? The other men at this event proved that there’s a wide world of fashion available to dudes. Michael, get on board.
gown by Marc Bouwer
It’s a bit literal, in that it looks like a superhero costume. The kind that you get at Party City.
dress by Alice McCall, shoes by Pedro Garcia
Pretty dress, dumb shoes.
gown by C. Alexander
I just want to pull it up an inch. Not to cover her up, but I just think the proportions would work so much better.
STERLING K. BROWN
suit by La Perla, shoes by Christian Louboutin
He looks like a Secret Service agent.
dress by Markanian, purse and shoes by Jimmy Choo
Well, she tried.
This 14-year-old should join the Marsai Martin-Millie Bobbie Brown tween superstar shopping trip. A girl with a name like Storm deserves something way more dramatic than this.
EMILY V. GORDON and KUMAIL NANJIANI
suit by Etro
A little boring, but I do adore them.
gown by Maria Lucia Hohan, choker by Tawapa, shoes by Alexandre Birman
The fit is off, the choker is weird, and Kate Hudson already wore it. Sorry, Nabiyah!
gown by Elisabetta Franchi, jewelry by Monica Vinader
It’s not even that terrible, though I don’t like it. I’m just thanking the fashion gods for giving us this feast of a red carpet.