5 Red Carpet Looks That Stole the Show at “The Color Purple” Premiere

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Taraji P. Henson at "The Color Purple" World Premiere in Los Angeles in December 2023. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (14246972ee)

The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical The Color Purple is hitting the theaters this Christmas, and its premiere was one star-studded affair. From Fantasia Barrino to Halle Bailey, we’re bringing you five stars who made amazing red-carpet choices at this event.

Fantasia Barrino

The film’s leading lady Fantasia Barrino hit the red carpet in a dramatic black and white custom ensemble from Sergio Hudson, featuring a polka-dot blazer and a matching skirt with a long train.

Alicia Keys

Purple dresses were having a moment at the film’s premiere, but Alicia Keys still managed to stand out in her whimsical gown by one of the fashion industry’s most inventive designers, Iris Van Herpen.


Speaking of purple dresses that stole the show at The Color Purple premiere, H.E.R. looked dreamy in her ombré pleated chiffon off-the-shoulder gown by Pamella Roland.

Taraji P. Henson

Black and white dresses were also having a moment at The Color Purple premiere, and Taraji P. Henson embraced this trend. She hit the red carpet in the elaborate Vlora Mustafa gown with a structural white plissé top.

Halle Bailey

Halle Bailey turned heads in a ruffled multi-layered maroon gown and later thanked Off-White for making this statement dress with her in mind.