Michael B. Jordan Wears Givenchy to 'Creed II' Premiere

Michael B. Jordan attends the 'Creed II' New York Premiere - Getty-H 2018
Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage

It's a "mature look" for his matured character, says his stylist Ade Samuel.

Michael B. Jordan hit the carpet at the premiere of Creed II in New York on Wednesday night in a sleek Givenchy tuxedo — a sophisticated look his stylist Ade Samuel says was selected in part to reflect his character's maturation in the latest installment of the Rocky film series.

Jordan, who playsboxer Adonis Johnson alongside Sylvester Stallone, opted for a head-to-toe black look featuring a tux jacket with a shiny silk lapel, a matching bow tie and patent leather lace-up shoes to play off the pops of sheen. He accessorized with a Piaget watch and ring.

"We wanted to keep it really clean, and celebrate the movie, and his character's growth," says Samuel, who began working with the Black Panther star at this year's Met Gala. "In the movie, his character matures as a man. This was a play off of this maturity. This look is something to me that screams timeless, and will be memorable for him for years to come."

Jordan, who first jumped in the boxing ring in 2015 for the first Creed, bulked up for the role — though Samuel's used to his changing physique, she says. "As an actor, his weight goes up and down based on everything he has going on," she notes, referring to the actor's string of physically demanding roles. "I always have to be cognizant of pulling to make sure [clothes] fit his body type at the moment."