The film and fashion worlds are mourning the loss of Chadwick Boseman, who tragically died on August 28 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was just 43 years old, and had never spoken publicly about his diagnosis.
A gifted actor who portrayed black icons including Jackie Robinson (in “42”), James Brown (in “Get On Up”) and Thurgood Marshall (in “Marshall”), Boseman also changed big-screen representation forever with his role as T’Challa/Black Panther, Marvel’s first black superhero.
His film accolades aside, the South Carolina native was also beloved for his impeccable sense of style, regularly making best-dressed lists throughout his too-short career.
“With every outfit we created, I wanted the world to see and feel the warmth of your beautiful spirit,” Boseman’s longtime stylist Ashley Weston wrote in a moving Instagram tribute on Sunday. “I’ll always remember that no matter how late we made you for events, you always stopped to hug [me and my team] and say how much you loved and appreciated us before walking out the door. My big brother. My King. I love you.”
Ahead, take a look back at Boseman’s many, many memorable red carpet fashion moments over the years, from his unforgettable Versace look from the 2018 Met Gala to his Louis Vuitton harness at the ESPYs.
In Salvatore Ferragamo at the NBA Awards in June 2017.
In 3.1 Phillip Lim at the American Music Awards in November 2017.
In Ports 1961 at the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” premiere in December 2017.
In Prada at the NAACP Image Awards in January 2018.
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In Emporio Armani at the world premiere of “Black Panther” in January 2018.
In Givenchy at the “Black Panther” European premiere in February 2018.
In Musika Frere at the Cinema Society’s “Black Panther” screening in February 2018.
In Fear Of God at the “Black Panther: Welcome to Wakanda” New York Fashion Week party in February 2018.
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In Dzojchen at the Seoul premiere of “Black Panther” in February 2018.
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In Burberry at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in March 2018.
In Givenchy Haute Couture at the Oscars in March 2018.
In Prada at the “Avengers: Infinity War” premiere in April 2018.
In Versace at the Met Gala in May 2018.
In Off-White at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in June 2018.
In Louis Vuitton at the ESPYs in July 2018.
In Louis Vuitton at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in September 2018.
In Versace at the Governors Awards in November 2018.
In Atelier Versace at the Golden Globes in January 2019.
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In Ermenegildo Zegna and Tiffany & Co. brooches at the SAG Awards in January 2019.
In Givenchy Haute Couture at the Oscars in February 2019.
In Givenchy at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2019.
In Atelier Versace at the NAACP Image Awards in March 2019.
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In Ermenegildo Zegna XXX at the premiere of Netflix’s “The Black Godfather” in June 2019.
In Givenchy to celebrate Denzel Washington’s American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in June 2019.
In Etro at the Revolt and AT&T Summit in October 2019.
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In Dunhill at the “21 Bridges” New York screening in November 2019.
In Ermenegildo Zegna XXX at the “21 Bridges” NYC photocall.
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In Atelier Versace at the 2019 American Music Awards in November 2019.