Hollywood's glitterati converged on Beverly Hills for the star-studded premiere of the musical film, 'The Color Purple' at the Academy Museum. A-list celebrities Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey, Fantasia, and H.E.R. led the dazzling fashion parade, each making a distinct style statement.
The Color Purple: A Sartorial Spectacle
Taraji P. Henson, who portrays Shug Avery in the film, mesmerized spectators in a black avant-garde gown. The ensemble was further elevated by an $82,000 BVLGARI serpent necklace and a bold makeup look. Halle Bailey, the face of Nettie Harris in the movie, shone in a billowing scarlet red ballgown, harmonized with a red lip and ruby earrings. Fantasia Barrino-Taylor, essaying the role of Celie, made a bold statement in a black and white polka dot outfit. The dramatic train and semi-sheer gloves added a touch of edge to her look. H.E.R., cast as Squeak, turned heads in a purple off-the-shoulder dress that boasted a thigh-high slit, revealing her strappy heels.
The red carpet event also hosted other cast members such as Danielle Brooks and Ciara, as well as industry stalwarts like Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey, who had previously starred in and earned an Oscar nomination for the original film adaptation by Steven Spielberg, marked her presence in a regal violet gown. Ciara, on the other hand, flaunted her baby bump, painted in gold, adding a unique touch to the glamorous evening.
A Christmas Day Release
'The Color Purple', directed by Blitz Bazawule, is an adaptation of Alice Walker's acclaimed novel and a Broadway musical of the same name. The movie is set to paint the silver screen purple this Christmas Day, adding a touch of drama and glamour to the festive season.