Laurence Fishburne loved his Golden Globes red carpet ensemble SO much that he wore it again to the NAACP Image Awards.
The Black-ish actor arrived at the 2018 Golden Globes in what appeared to be a black silk kurta pyjamas, a traditional garment that originated on the Indian subcontinent consisting of a long top over loose trousers, his embroidered with mandalas. (Due to trade routes between Africa and India, similarly cut garments were seen in some east African nations and Muslim populations as well, though with different names.) Fishburne topped off the look with red shoes and a red dhoti, which is a length of cloth that is wrapped around the waist and tied at the front.
We were surprised, to say the least, that the actor chose this particular ensemble, considering at his last red carpet event he was photographed in a black tuxedo and poppy yellow bow tie. But we were even more surprised when Fishburne turned up at the NAACP Image Awards just one week later in the same kurta pyjamas and dhoti.
What exactly inspired the actor’s sartorial choice is unclear, as it appears he did not give any interviews relating to his ensemble. Last summer, however, for a more casual occasion, he was spotted in what resembled a red kurta and simple black trousers, so the pick is not entirely out of the blue.
Well, at least it’s a good look.