Celebrities Showcasing the Power and Glamour of Purple

This hue is having a moment!

In the vast spectrum of colors that grace the fashion landscape, one hue stands out as both regal and versatile—purple. This rich and vibrant color not only exudes a sense of royalty but also holds the power to make a bold and memorable fashion statement. Its diverse shades, from deep violet to soft lavender, offer a wide range of options for self-expression.

Embraced by fashion enthusiasts and celebrities, purple has become synonymous with elegance and sophistication on the red carpet. 

Let's take a glimpse into the wardrobes of some influential Black celebrities who have effortlessly rocked the color purple.

  • Niecy & Dia Nash

    Niecy Nash dazzled at "The Color Purple" movie premiere in a Nadine Merabi purple sequin jumpsuit with an off-the-shoulder design, sweetheart neckline, and flared legs. Elevating her look, she added a playful feather-adorned jacket. 

    Nash's daughter, Dia La Ren Nash, complemented her in a light purple sequin dress, harmonizing with sparkling garments and soft brown makeup shades. 

  • Zendaya

    Zendaya paid homage to Beyoncé at the 2021 BET Awards in an archival Versace ensemble reminiscent of Beyoncé's 2003 look. While both feature a rich purple hue, lime green accents, and revealing cutouts, the actress' version, styled by Law Roach, boasts a flowy maxi-length skirt with a daring leg slit. Completing the tribute, she wore custom-dyed Stuart Weitzman sandals and 31 carats of Bulgari jewelry.

  • Taraji P. Henson

    Taraji P. Henson slipped on a Zuhair Murad number for the 2023 Academy Museum Gala. She accessorized with Reza Volutes Earrings and a Reza Volutes Necklace. This look continues her longstanding collaboration with styling duo Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald, known as Wayman + Micah. 

  • Cardi B

    Cardi B hosted the 2021 American Music Awards, dazzling with numerous wardrobe changes. One standout look was a purple velvet gown from = designer Jean-Louis Sabaji's Fall/Winter 2021 collection. The strapless gown featured hand-embroidered Swarovski stones, crystal spikes, and violet coq plumes, showcasing Cardi B's penchant for head-turning fashion.

  • Oprah & Tyler Perry

    For the grand premiere of "The Color Purple" on Dec. 6 in Los Angeles, Oprah Winfrey donned a bespoke silk jersey gown crafted by Dolce & Gabbana. The form-fitting look boasted a square neckline, a flowing train, and a stylish slit. Completing the ensemble, Winfrey accessorized with lace heels adorned with crystals and a crystal box clutch.

    Her longtime friend Tyler Perry joined her on the carpet in a crisp, vibrant purple suit from Tom Ford.

  • Nicole Byer

    Nicole Byer made a striking entrance at the 2021 Emmy Awards in a captivating purple gown by Christian Siriano, earning attention for its unique and fashionable design. The dress, adorned with ruffles and two layers of fabric, beautifully framed her shoulders and flowed into a mesmerizing cascading train, adding to its enchanting allure.

  • Lupita Nyong'o

    Lupita Nyong'o stunned at the world premiere of Black Panther in a vivid purple custom Versace gown inspired by her onscreen warrior character. The dress featured a long flowing train, deep V-neck, and spiky metallic armor-like overlay with coordinating jewels. The actress complemented the look with a gold headband, plum lipstick, Versace clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Beladora vintage rings and gold earrings.

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