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.
Danai Gurira is looking effortlessly beautiful in this asymmetrical Viktor&Rolf pink dress. We're swooning.
Hi, we'll take at least 100 of director Ryan Coogler's scarves, thanks.
Chloe x Halle are the warrior princesses of our dreams in their fierce all-black ensembles.
Janelle Monáe looked like a literal goddess on the purple carpet in Christian Siriano.
Is that Angela Bassett in Naeem Khan or is that the sun?
A little pop of metallic color from our fave Issa Rae in Rosie Assoulin went a long way.
Orange you glad you saw Childish Gambino in this bright Dolce & Gabbana ensemble?
David Oyelowo is showing us the right way to mix prints in a dashiki tunic and pants.
Lupita Nyong'o in this bejeweled purple Versace gown is the best thing our eyes have ever seen.
The Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman, is lookin' mighty fine in this gold-and-black ensemble from Emporio Armani.
From her mismatched earrings to her minimalist nails and that patterned wrap dress from Etro, Yara Shahidi has proven she's the queen of the red carpet.
Actress Janeshia Adams-Ginyard stole the show and our hearts with this bold, three-piece set.
Daniel Kaluuya is the king of the purple carpet with this Kanzu-blazer look.