Oprah Winfrey shines in Atelier Versace. Read more below…
By Marcellous L. Jones
Images Courtesy of Versace & Venturelli/WireImage.
Paris, France – Oprah Winfrey literally slayed the elite of Hollywood last night not just in dress but also in words as she collected the Cecil B. Demille Award for Outstanding Contributions to the World of Entertainment at the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards.
Introduced by her friend and academy award-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah opened her speech with the telling of how seeing as a child Sydney Poitier become the first black man to win an Oscar for best actor in 1944. She noted the history of the current moment in which she in 2018 has become the first black woman to win the Cecil B. Demille award and as had Sydney Poitier in 1982. She spoke power unto the movement to put an end to the sexual abuse and harassment of women not only in Hollywood, but in all fields of work whether it is in the factory or in the boardroom. Her evoking of Recy Taylor’s 1944 abduction after church and rape at the hands of 6 white men who went unpunished during the era of Jim Crowe America brought a sobering gravity to the evening as tears began to flow. And upon her declaration, “THEIR TIME IS UP!” the room came to its feet in applause.
Oprah Winfrey is considered a goddess throughout the world not only for her accomplishments in television and film, but also equally for her legacy of kindness, generosity and charity of heart. She certainly looked the goddess part as she stepped on camera wearing an off-the-shoulder, fitted gown by Atelier Versace. In black velvet and embellished with Swarovski crystals at the bust and waist, Ms. Winfrey was divinely statuesque.