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For Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, it’s all about trust when it comes to his relationship with stylist Ashley Weston, who has dressed him in famous designers’ outfits for red carpets all over the world.
“You have to have somebody that understands what your style is and what you’re willing to try,” Boseman told The Hollywood Reporter about Weston for its 2018 Power Stylists issue. “We found a really, really good synchronicity.”
Weston has dressed the actor for numerous red carpets, including Black Panther premieres around the world, and she makes the process as painless as possible for Boseman, he said.
“What I appreciate about working with Ashley is that she creates a story. All I have to do is shop,” he said. “She’ll come with options and I just shop in that space.”
It’s easy to see that these two are on the same page when it comes to fashion and what that fashion represents. As Weston tells THR, it’s all about self-expression and staying true to who you really are.
“I really feel strongly that clothing is a form of self-expression and so as a feminist, whether that degrades or cheapens you, it actually can be a very powerful and useful tool,” she said. “Just like your words, your clothes — the clothes you put on yourself — send a message to the world.”
“Everything’s always changing,” Boseman adds. “You can have a sense of what that change is and what the changes are in you, and I think it’s all about knowing who you are at this particular moment.”
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