You don’t need to be swimming in cash to look like a million bucks. That’s the message actress Angela Bassett communicated with this printed chitenge dress by Mangishi Doll, which she wore at the 2018 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards in Beverly Hills.
Bassett, who plays the mother of the Wakandan hero in the recent box office success Black Panther, looked stellar in the midi-length dress, with its faux leather black fringe bottom and criss-cross top detailing. The primary-hued pattern totally popped on the actress, but very best part was the price tag: $169 USD (around $215 CAD).
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Considering the thousands of dollars that most celebs spend on head-to-toe red carpet looks, this dress is actually attainable for a non Hollywood person.
As to be expected, the dress in question is already sold out (the quick and the dress-less) on the Mangishi Doll website, as is everything else in their online store. It’s just that good.
Take a peek at this stunning aqua and purple maxi:
Or this pencil skirt and crop top combo:
Or this gorgeous blue robe dress:
The brand confirmed on its Instagram account that they will in fact be restocking the Bassett dress (which is actually called the MD Marsha Pencil II from its spring/summer 2018 collection) in the coming weeks, though there doesn’t seem to be any kind of waitlist at this time. Fans will just have to visit the website and refresh every few days.
This sudden press has been incredible exposure for Mangishi Doll, a four-year-old fashion brand that manufactures all of its incredible eco-conscious garments in Zambia. But would we have know about it without Bassett’s stamp of approval? Maybe not. Thankfully, there are heavy hitting stars like her (and her stylist, of course) willing to take a chance on smaller, but equally deserving brands, launching them into the mainstream.