Oprah Winfrey turned heads at the Third Annual Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 3, rocking a stunning purple sequined Dolce & Gabbana dress. The former talk show host, 69, looked radiant as she walked the red carpet, honoring her upcoming movie The Color Purple with her sartorial choice.
Oprah’s long-sleeve gown featured a figure-hugging silhouette and was adorned with shimmering sequins, making her the epitome of elegance. She accessorized with her signature glasses, dangling earrings resembling purple flowers from Hamilton Jewelers, and matching purple eyeshadow, completing the look with a touch of glamour.
Oprah attended the gala as a recipient of the Pillar Award, recognizing her leadership and support for the Academy Museum. She shared a glimpse of her dazzling ensemble on Instagram, writing, “It’s a purple kind of night. Off to the @academymuseum gala with my @thecolorpurple family,” accompanied by a purple heart emoji.
During the event, Oprah posed with The Color Purple star Danielle Brooks, who plays Sofia in the upcoming film. Brooks, 34, looked equally stunning in a black strapless dress. She captured the moment with Oprah on Instagram, captioning it, “God don’t miss.”
Oprah serves as a producer for the musical remake of The Color Purple, having played Sofia in the original 1985 film. The highly anticipated movie is set to premiere in the United States on Christmas Day, featuring a star-studded cast including Fantasia, Taraji P. Henson, Ciara, and Jon Batiste.
In an October interview with Essence, Oprah expressed her excitement about bringing The Color Purple back to the big screen, calling it a “full-circle moment.” She particularly emphasized the film’s impact on sisterhood, stating, “One of the things I’m most excited about is what The Color Purple will do for the -sisterhood.”