Oprah Winfrey stuns in slinky purple sequined gown at Academy Museum Gala

The color purple definitely suits her.

Oprah Winfrey wowed in a sparkly sequined Dolce & Gabbana dress at the Academy Museum Gala 2023 Sunday night, showing off her svelte figure as she walked the red carpet in Los Angeles.

“It’s a purple kind of night. Off to the @academymuseum gala with my @thecolorpurple family 💜” the former talk show host, 69, captioned an Instagram post, smiling joyfully as she posed in the gown.

Winfrey — who serves as a producer for the forthcoming remake of 1985’s “The Color Purple,” in which she originally starred — looked stunning in the custom creation, which featured long sleeves, a high neck and a train.

The media mogul wore her hair in a half-up style to showcase her enormous diamond drop earrings from Hamilton Jewelers as she was honored with the Academy Museum’s Plllar Award in honor of her support for the organization.

Oprah Winfrey rocked a punchy purple look to the 2023 Academy Museum Gala. Oprah Winfrey/Instagram
Winfrey showed off her recent weight loss in a glam purple gown. WireImage
A train added extra drama to the dress. WireImage

The punchy purple color stood out amongst a sea of black, gold and red looks on the red carpet, with celebs like Kendall Jenner, Eva Longoria, Meryl Streep, Brooklyn Beckham, Nicola Peltz and Fantasia Barrino — who will reprise Whoopi Goldberg’s role in “The Color Purple” — attending the museum benefit.


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Sunday’s look marked another bold outfit for the actress, who has been sporting purple on repeat to promote the film’s release on Christmas day.

Although Winfrey — who recently criticized people who use Ozempic for weight loss and is a Weight Watchers investor and spokesperson — doesn’t enable comments on Instagram, her magazine “Oprah Daily” shared a photo of its founder at the gala that attracted plenty of attention.

Winfrey held hands with Meryl Streep on the red carpet. AFP via Getty Images
Her glittering gown brightened up the red carpet. AFP via Getty Images

“It should cost a trillion to look that good,” one fan wrote, while another commented, “Absolutely beautiful. Share the secret of losing so much weight.”

“How’d she loose [sic] all that weight and get toned? Exercise and diet or diet, exercise, medical intervention? I neeed to know” another pondered.

One fan chimed in, “She does A LOT of hiking! That ish will burn AAAALLLL the fat off you and you know she got the chef on staff so there you go. She looks exquisite!”

As for her outfit, we have a feeling there will be a lot more purple in store this holiday season.