MCM: MICHAEL B. JORDAN GRACES COVER OF GQ MAGAZINE "MEN OF THE YEAR" DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE
Brief excerpt from cover story by Allison P. Davis:
It was just over a year ago that he was here in Atlanta, filming Black Panther—the film that completed his journey from wiry child star to soap-opera actor to full-on celluloid idol. If it was 2013's Fruitvale Station that made everyone realize, damn, that kid can act, and Creed, two years later, that made everyone realize, damn, that kid's a star, it was Black Panther that catapulted him to new heights.
We take it for granted now that the Wakanda salute is as recognizable as a peace sign, but Hollywood executives were never sure Black Panther would do what it has. That's because the industry had never seen anything like it before: a Marvel movie with a predominantly black cast, a story rooted in Afro-centric mythology, a film with a full-blown Kendrick Lamar album for a soundtrack. And Jordan was different, too, cast to play against type as Killmonger, a hotheaded Malcolm X–like antihero who had his hair in strategically emulatable twists.
Jacket, $2,200, by Coach / Turtleneck, $355, by Z Zegna
Coat, $4,495, pants, $1,995, by Giorgio Armani / Turtleneck, $795, by Boss / Ring, stylist’s own