King T'Challa, M'Baku, and Eric Killmonger bring on the heat! The Wakanda boys rocked the MTV Movie and TV Awards red carpet
It appears as though Wakandans don't just have crazy amounts of Uranium, they also have an insane and amazing sense of style. The boys of Wakanda blew up the red carpet of the MTV Movie and TV Awards and we cannot help but gush over their swanky outfit choices. What a refreshing take on the red carpet, that was packed with extra tight jackets (Nick Jonas), strange half and half suits (Quincy Brown), less than sexy crotch bulges (Trevor Jackson) and a couple of really mismatched combos! If this ain't fly, I don't know what is.
Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, and Michael B. Jordan rocked funky and athleisure like it was no big deal. The award show that took place in Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California was hosted by 'Who bit Beyonce' fire starter Tiffany Haddish. It was the 27th edition of the awards and the second to jointly honor movies and television.
Chadwick, ever since he exploded in the movie scene with one of the biggest hits of the year 'Black Panther', has been a red carpet best dressed. He's got a very event appropriate take on fashion - he knows when to go all out and he knows when to take it down a notch. Similarly, his look at the MTV awards was totally fun - he went with a matchy-matchy denim from top to bottom. On any other day, I'd say denim on denim never works, but I stand corrected. All hail, King T'Challa!
The outfit, from Off White, was like a kitschy artwork - with a canvas like that, I'm not surprised. The light blue jacket and trouser co-ordination had some really nice pops of pale pink and Prussian blue here and there. He slipped a similar watercolor inspired polo-neck tee underneath. What really brought this outfit together was the pair of pristine white Louboutin Homme shoes. Perfect fit, a super crisp head of hair and a little wily beard, this look was totally on point for the hottie.
He gave off a very young, fun but artsy vibe which is perfect for the occasion. The Best Superhero winner was all smiles at the awards after all 'Black Panther' was nominated for seven awards including Best Movie. The movie won four prizes from seven nominations - Best Hero (Chadwick Boseman), Best Villain (Michael B Jordan), Best Performance In A Movie (Boseman) and the biggest prize of the night, Best Movie.
The 40-year-old sure knows how to dress for the occasion. Not to mention, he's also very woke. He requested Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw Jr. to accept the award with him on stage. He said, "You didn't even know we were about to do this," he said as the audience applauded, "If you don't know James - he fought off a gunman in Antioch, Tennessee ... a Waffle House. He saved lives. So this is gonna live at your house. God bless you man."
Shaw Jr, became a national hero after he fought with an armed gunman, who had an AR-15 assault rifle and opened fire at the Waffle House on April 22. He even raised money for the victims.
This look is a far cry from his all-white Versace outfit for the Met Gala. But even then, one thing is consistent - his ability to switch styles according to the mood. It's like he told Hollywood Reporter once, "You have to have somebody that understands what your style is and what you're willing to try." For Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination, Chadwick went looking like a really hot priest - a white button down and matching blazer along with a pair of ivory pants. Red tassels, gold shoes, antique looking crosses and a cape - cleanse our sins, please. This look, along with the recent one was styled by his longtime stylist Ashley Weston.
Michael B. Jordan too did not look any less fab. His look was playful but sharp. He won the Best Villian popcorn for the night and also managed to savagely destroy Roseanne Barr. He said as he accepted his award, "I'm shocked that I won this award for best villain. I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag." Addressing his fans, he added playfully, "Chadwick Boseman personally asked me to ask y’all to stop asking him to say 'Wakanda Forever' out on the streets. Y'all taking the forever thing a little too seriously."
Jordan paired some funky as hell DSQUARED 2 pants with a crisp white shirt and a simple black bomber with shiny silver zip detailing on both pecks. He added some Piaget jewelry to amp it up. He might have just brought the bomber back! People, take notes - the bomber is an essential now for any formal occasion. You can wear it without looking lame and here's how. By keeping the whole look pegged on one small detail, aka, the zip, Eric Killmonger really blew the whole thing wide open (geddit?)
Then comes the third look of the night, which is equally amazing - Winston Duke's very floral laid-back suit slash tracksuit from Nike. M'Baku wore the Super Eagle black tracksuit with green floral prints and looked so dapper that it makes you think, is it the clothes or the men of Wakanda? Men, definitely. He accessorized with a thick gold chain and kept the rest of the look pretty simple with a black tee and black hi-top shoes. Check out that smolder...Wakanda forever!