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Why Chadwick Boseman is Our Style Icon

Chadwick Boseman shows us confidence can pull off any outfit

Chadwick Boseman at the Vanity Fair Oscar PartyChadwick Boseman at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Anybody alive on the planet right now knows that Black Panther is awesome. It’s not even up for debate. From the fantastically written characters to the great action, it’s no surprise that this movie has become such a phenomenon. In the recent press tour, we’ve seen some great style choices from Chadwick Boseman, a man who may quickly become a style icon. From bold uses of prints to unique applications of texture, Boseman’s fashion choices have been a feast for the senses.

Emporio Armani

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Chadwick Boseman in Emporio Armani

Let’s start with Boseman’s look for the United States premiere. Here we have him in a fantastic outfit from Emporio Armani’s spring 2018 collection. The bold print on his suit jacket is intricately stunning in gold, black, and white. The pattern has the initial appearance of being sporadic, but upon closer inspection, it’s revealed to curl its way around the torso. It creates a sense of glowing kinetic movement that looks stunning when photographed.

Givenchy

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Chadwick Boseman in Givenchy

Here we have the European premiere where Boseman brought out a look from Givenchy’s 2018 Spring collection. The long, impeccably sleek jacket is tailored to fit perfectly. Its application of a shiny pattern evokes tiger stripes in the viewer’s mind; while the sheen from the underlying checked shirt carries the texture through the outfit. The clothes serve to heighten Boseman’s confident demeanor as it is not only a bold choice but a slick one as well.

Givenchy Couture

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Chadwick Boseman in Givenchy Couture

Let’s check out Boseman’s fantastic Oscar look. He seems to go for the longer tailored coat look again, but this time with beautiful silver shoulder embellishments. The placement and intricacy of the application emphasizes his wide shoulders while showing off some stunning artistry. As many have noted, the look seems to reference a few of the outfits his character wore in Black Panther. Said similarity was highlighted when he crossed his arms and shouted “Wakanda Forever!” on the red carpet in an iconic salute!

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It’s clear from Boseman’s recent set of style choices that he’s easily becoming a trendsetter for the modern man. I wouldn’t be surprised if more people took their cues from his dressing in the future, clearly, he knows what he’s doing.

What did you think of Chadwick Boseman’s recent string of fashion choices? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Madeleine Hettich
Madeleine Hettich is a graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and comic book artist. After graduating with a BFA degree (with an emphasis in Visual Communications Design) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before being hired by GREY. She continues to develop independent illustration and comics projects in her own time. This background gives her a unique perspective when writing about any number of topics.

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