GAL APPROVED! Black Panther Reigns This Weekend!By Delaina Dixon | February 16, 2018 | Entertainment
STYLE. During NYFW, Marvel Studios hosted the “Welcome to Wakanda” fashion event at Industria to celebrate the blockbuster hit Black Panther! The film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Michael B. Jordan walked the carpet, while models were decked out in custom pieces inspired by Black Panther’s costumes.
Top designers like Cushnie Et Ochs, Ikiré Jones, Tome, Sophie Theallet, Fear of God, Chromat and Laquan Smith lived out their Wakanda runway fantasies and the models worked their #Wakandapride to perfection! We sipped champagne and nibbled Wakanda Patties and Cricket Tarts, and drooled over the film-inspired capsule collections that were on display: shoes and accessories by Brother Vellies, jewelry and armor by Douriean and knitwear byJosh Bennett – all currently on sale. All seven of the Wakanda inspired pieces are being auctioned off by CharityBuzz to benefit the international humanitarian organization Save the Children. See more pics on our DivaGals Facebook page and go ahead – start planning your Wakanda-inspired wardrobe!
SEE. Salivating over getting your ticket to Black Panther? Why not do it in style? Many movie theaters, like iPic Theater in Fort Lee, N.J., are hosting screening parties for this momentous event! Check Eventbrite for one in your neighborhood! Hurry, they are selling out fast!
STUDY. It’s the biggest movie of the year (maybe decade!) as Black Panther hits theaters today with record-breaking presale tickets. Not sure what is Black Panther? Well, according to Marvel, “T’Challa – as known as Black Panther – is a royal descendent of a warrior – a master of armed combat, able to use a variety of weapons but prefers unarmed combat.” T’Challa’s senses and physical attributes have been enhanced to superhuman levels by the heart-shaped herb. He is “a brilliant tactician, strategist, scientist, tracker and a master of all forms of unarmed combat whose unique hybrid fighting style incorporates acrobatics and aspects of animal mimicry. He is a master planner who always thinks several steps ahead and will go to extreme measures to achieve his goals and protect the kingdom of Wakanda.” Sounds good to us!
photo credit: Marvel, Amanne Media