Stylist: Georgia Medley
Outfit: Ferragamo by Maximilian Davis
Makeup Artist: Kenya Alexis using Pat McGrath Labs
Hairstylist: Coree Moreno
Colorist: Antoinette NYC
Manicurist: Sreynin Peng
Shoes: Ferragamo
Bag: Ferragamo
Jewelry: Lola Fenhirst | Thelma West | Ana Khouri

Today we are bringing you one of the best red carpet moments of the year: Michaela Coel attending the premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at the Dolby Theatre on October 26, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

Read further if you want to know all the details about it.

For the occasion, Coel donned a dark brown custom Ferragamo strapless column dress with geometric neckline and head wrap inspired by some looks from the Spring-Summer 2023 collection.

Look 51 – Photo courtesy of Filippo Fior /
Look 60 – Photo courtesy of Filippo Fior /
Look 64 – Photo courtesy of Filippo Fior /

There is an interesting story behind her custom look, that Coel‘s stylist Georgia Medley shared with Elle UK during an interview. But first of all, we need to remind you that Michaela had already a relationship with the new Ferragamo Creative Director, Maximilian Davis, who fitted the actress in a gown from his eponymous label (now on hold to give him the time to focus his efforts entirely on revamping Ferragamo) for the BAFTAs 2021.

Michaela and Maximilian x BAFTAs 2021 – Photo courtesy of Christina Ebenezer
Courtesy of Fashion East
Courtesy of Fashion East

Maximilian designed my 2021 BAFTA dress during a period in which we were both experiencing a transition in our careers. It felt intentional and meaningful to have him make me a custom outfit for this night”, Coel said.

Georgia went on: “We had a few ideas ruminating, but nothing quite clicked until we saw Ferragamo by Maximilian.

Originally, the dress was going to be covered in red gemstones to signify the Ferragamo house code, but due to a shortage, we had to go back to the drawing table. After liaising with Max, we came up with the idea to go with a rich, brown hue to compliment Michaela‘s skin tone.”

Highlighting the work of Black jewelry designers, Black creatives and Black talent is of the utmost importance for the actress, as she further explained: “It’s easy to live in a bubble of television and film and not realise that there are other Black women pioneering other fields. You must try and promote one another–Georgia‘s helped clue me into some people. It’s cool discovering Black female designers and Black queer designers and being informed about those things.”

Coel and Medley have recently formed a creative bond, with the actress singing the praises of the stylist: “We’re on the same page when it comes to Black designers, and we enjoy the same designers outside of that. I’m open to her bolder choices.”

Medley from her part, echoed the same sentiments: “It’s been amazing to see her transformation and she’s incredibly open. When we go out, she’s got a spring in her step, and she owns every look.”

The care for the accessories of this look deserves its own chapter, starting from the Black owned jewelry brand Lola Fenhirst. Coel adorned her fingers with a Pit ring, Sybil ring and Fiwasewa ring from her line.

1st picture is courtesy of Ferragamo | 2nd picture is courtesy of Filippo Fior /

She also opted for a Thelma West Mae in the Sky with Diamonds ring in 10 carats asscher, brown ceramic and rose gold (West is also a Black, Nigerian born jeweler). Her diamond earrings were courtesy of Ana Khouri.

A touch of class? The Ferragamo monogram heels from the SS2023 collection and the rope oval bag that was part of the lookbook from the same runway show Maximilian took inspiration from, for her custom gown.

Michaela‘s makeup was flawless, thanks to the expert hands of Kenya Alexis who used a full face of Pat McGrath Labs to create a smokey, bronze look. Products are listed below:

“- Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Primer;
– Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation – Deep 33;
– Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer – MD26, MD27, D35, D36;

– Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Setting Powder – Medium 3, Medium Deep 4;
– Divine Blush + Glow Trio: Love at First Blush;
– Skin Fetish: Divine Blush – Paradise Venus;
– Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette – Bronze Seduction;
– PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil – Xtreme Black;
– FetishEyes Mascara;

– LiquiLUST: Legendary Wear Matte Lipstick – Spellbound;
– LUST: Gloss – Flesh 4;
– Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil – Ground Control.”

Last picture is courtesy of Kenya Alexis

Hairstylist Coree Moreno emphasized the “I May Destroy You” actress natural hair texture that was visible under her cape.

Hairstylist Antoinette colored Michaela‘s hair on the other hand, and described the process on her Instagram: “I lifted Michaela‘s hair from her natural off black hue to a platinum level 12 blonde. Then toned with a purple no yellow shampoo.”

Manicurist Sreynin Peng created a chrome manicure for the Black beauty and listed the brand Madam Glam as brand of choice to achieve it.

All in all, deeply love the collaborative effort of stylist Georgia Medley and Michaela Coel. It’s obvious that the two women push one another and share the same vision–it’s also remarkable what they do for the Black community. They teach us all a lesson while also exposing us to people who may be undervalued by the fashion community, a big weakness of the system. I was already in love with what Medley did for Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars, but now I am definitely a diehard fan.


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a 2022 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to Black Panther (2018) and the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole.

In the film, the leaders of Wakanda fight to protect their nation in the wake of King T’Challa‘s death (played by the late Chadwick Boseman).

In the movie, Michaela Choel plays the role of Aneka, a rebellious Wakandan warrior. Coel was drawn to the character being queer as in the comics.

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