December 6, 2023
Oprah Winfrey is an executive producer of the upcoming film.
Oprah Winfrey had a special treat for the cast of the upcoming musical adaption of The Color Purple: purple Telfar bags filled with several boxes of tickets for the highly anticipated film.
The executive producer took to Instagram to share the special moment.
“@telfarglobal is getting in on our Purple fun, so I had to make sure my @thecolorpurple family got their Purple bags with movie tickets from @fandango just in time to spread the Purple love” The Emmy Award winner wrote. “
“We are blessed, Oprah did our Christmas shopping for us.” said Taraji P. Henson, who plays Shug Avery in the film.
The Telfar bags were a part of Oprah’s Favorite Things list, which was released in November.
“Shop from this list, and you’ll support a wide variety of BIPOC-, women-, or veteran-founded companies. You’ll not only find terrific presents but also support the people who stepped out on a dream to make those gifts happen. Don’t you love that ?“
Telfar was also featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things List in 2020. She surprised owner Telfar Clemens to share the news.
“I’m actually..like blown away” the designer said.
This is not the first time Telfar has received a celebrity stamp of approval. Beyoncé mentioned the brand in her song “Summer Renaissance.” According to Vogue Business, the shout-out caused Telfar to receive an 85 percent increase in views on the luxury retailer TheRealReal’s website.
Now in its 21st year, Oprah’s Favorite Things consists of 23 Black-owned businesses, the most ever to be featured on the list. Other brands include Bossy Cosmetics, Ami Cole, Red Bay Coffee, Sweet July (founded by Ayesha Curry), and Hamilton Cornerstore (created by singer Anthony Hamilton).
The original Color Purple movie was released on December 18, 1985, and is based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Alice Walker. The musical adaptation of the film will premiere in theaters on Christmas day.
Winfrey starred in the 1985 film and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
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