In this cold winter day, in a morning of thoughts and memories, I thought it would have been nice to remember the late Chadwick Boseman. The outfit he wore at the MET Gala 2018 has even a deeper meaning today, especially since his passing.
Boseman wore a custom-made, Atelier Versace tuxedo with gold beading and a matching bejeweled cross cape. The decadent ensemble was paired with Bulgari jewelry inspired by the Colosseum: a B.ZERO1 band ring, the B.ZERO1 triple band ring and the B.ZERO1 wide band ring, all in 18 karat yellow gold. To complete the look, he had a pair of Christian Louboutin Men Dandelion flat gold loafers.
According to a Vogue article carefully shared by his stylist Ashley Weston, the actor took cues from the roles he’s taken on: “His collaboration with the Versace team captured the spirit of these roles–with golden embroidery mirroring the royal finery of King T’Challa and a sweeping cape echoing the costumes favored by Brown (writer’s note: referred to his role as James Brown in Get On Up)–and added an all-white palette for a subtle papal vibe”.
It is clear he followed the theme of the night–Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
His long time groomer Saisha Beecham complemented the golden tones of his outfit with some glitter in his hair and beard. She listed the Bevel trimmer and a Form Beauty polish pomade as products used to style his hair.
It is still pretty tragic to think that he’s not here anymore.
If you you’re eager to see him again for one last time, you can watch Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a 2020 American drama film, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson. Produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black, and Dany Wolf.
The film, and its source play, focus on Ma Rainey (played by Viola Davis), an influential blues singer, and dramatizes a recording session in 1927 Chicago.
Chadwick plays the role of Levee Green, a trumpeter.