This peach dress (a) and pleated chiffon belt (b) were designed by L'Wren Scott and worn by Oprah Winfrey during the series finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show in May 2011. The dress is made from a peach twill silk and has a fitted bodice that ends at the natural waist. A band of self-fabric piping trims the scoop neckline. The sleeves are 3/4 length and straight cut. A band of self-fabric decorative piping is sewn near the hem of the sleeves. The pencil skirt falls to the mid-calf and has a 5 1/2-inch slit at the center back. The dress closes at the center back with a metal zipper painted peach to match the fabric, which extends from the neckline to the lower back. One (1) metal hook-and-eye is sewn above the zipper. The interior bodice and skirt of the dress are lined with a cream mesh synthetic fabric, while the sleeves are not lined. A length of peach thread is sewn at each interior top shoulder that can be closed with one (1) small metal snap each. The hem of the skirt is turned to the interior and edged with peach lace on the seam. The hem of the skirt lining is edged in cream lace. A white rectangular fabric label with plum embroidery reading "L'Wren Scott" is sewn at the interior proper left back side below the neckline.
This pleated chiffon belt accompanies the peach dress (a). The chiffon fabric is dyed in an ombre ranging from peach to mauve. The waistband of the belt is faced in the chiffon with only the peach to pale pink ombre. It closes at the proper right front side with three (3) flat metal hook-and-eyes and one (1) metal snap. The closure is behind a stiff rectangular material covered in the peach chiffon. Extending below the closure are three tiered flounces of the pleated chiffon featuring the full range of ombre colors. The interior of the waistband is lined in the same peach fabric used for the dress (a). Four (4) pieces of vertically-oriented boning are sewn inside the lining at intervals around the waistband. A white rectangular fabric label with plum embroidery reading "L'Wren Scott" is sewn at the interior proper left side.
This red suit, consisting of a jacket (.1) and skirt (.2), was designed by Céline and worn by Oprah Winfrey on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that aired in September 2004. The suit is made from a red wool and nylon blend boucle fabric. The fitted jacket has a shawl collar with an open neckline and closes proper right side over left side at the center front with two (2) large round brown tortoise-shell plastic buttons with the text "CELINE" etched on them and two (2) smaller buttons of the same design. The two (2) smaller buttons cannot be seen from the facing side. Two (2) additional decorative large round buttons of the same design are sewn on the proper right side corresponding to the placement of the functioning buttons on the proper left side. The 3/4-length sleeves are cut straight and do not have cuffs. The back of the jacket has seaming and pleating for a form-fitting silhouette, though the waistband around the front and back has a slight flare. The interior of the jacket is not lined. There are two (2) red transparent plastic buttons on the interior proper left front side that are backing the large tortoiseshell buttons on the facing side for stabilization. The large buttons on the proper right side are stabilized by the smaller tortoiseshell buttons. Three (3) labels are sewn at the interior center back neck. The top label is white fabric with gray embroidered text reading "FINITION MAIN." The middle label is sewn to the bottom edge of the top label and is white fabric with gray embroidered text reading "CELINE". The bottom label is sewn to the bottom edge of the middle label and is white paper with black preprinted text and handwritten black ink text with style, size, fiber content, and care information.
The pencil skirt (.2) falls just below the knee and has an 8-inch slit at the center back. The skirt closes at the center back waist with one (1) metal hook-and-eye and a red metal invisible zipper. The skirt is not lined. There are three (3) labels sewn at the interior back to the proper left of the zipper. The top label is white fabric with gray embroidered text reading "CELINE". The next label has sizing information. Sewn to the bottom of the top label and behind the size label is a white paper label with black preprinted text and handwritten black ink text with style, size, fiber content, and care information.
Screen print with hand applied rhinestones on 4-ply board
Sheet: 71.1 x 81 cm (28 x 31 7/8")
2007 - 2008
Born Kosciusko, Mississippi
Artist Mickalene Thomas created a double portrait of Oprah Winfrey and Condoleeza Rice to emphasize how both African American women overcame obstacles throughout their lives. For Winfrey, she uses her characteristic rhinestones to highlight the multimedia mogul’s megawatt smile and verve. Winfrey’s confident gaze telegraphs her knack for connecting with others, be they celebrities or ordinary citizens.
Winfrey catapulted to fame in 1986 with her self-named talk show, a daily telecast that ran for twenty-five years, winning multiple awards. Building on the devotion of viewers everywhere, she turned to recommending books, promoting self-help, and creating HARPO studios, a magazine, and a television network. Born to an impoverished single mother, Winfrey has become an influential media leader and philanthropist. She has also given acclaimed performances in The Color Purple (1985) and Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013). Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, Winfrey recently produced Selma, a movie about the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
When Ends Meet—Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey nacida en 1954
Nacida en Kosciusko, Misisipi
La artista Mickalene Thomas hizo un doble retrato de Oprah Winfrey y Condoleeza Rice para enfatizar cómo ambas afroamericanas han superado obstáculos a lo largo de sus vidas. En Winfrey utiliza sus típicas piedras de fantasía para enfatizar la electrizante sonrisa y la elocuencia de esta magnate multimedia. La mirada segura de Winfrey transmite su talento para conectarse con los demás, ya sean celebridades o gente común y corriente.
Winfrey saltó a la fama en 1986 con un programa de entrevistas que se transmitió a diario durante veinticinco años y ganó numerosos premios. Apoyada en la devoción de su público, comenzó a recomendar libros y a promover la autoayuda, pasando luego a crear los estudios HARPO, una revista y una cadena de televisión. Hija de madre soltera de pocos recursos económicos, Winfrey se ha convertido en una influyente líder mediática y filántropa. También ha sido aplaudida como actriz en The Color Purple (1985) y Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013). En 2013 recibió la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad y recientemente produjo la película Selma, sobre la vida de Martin Luther King Jr.
Mickalene Thomas (nacida en 1971)
Serigrafía con piedras de fantasía aplicadas a mano sobre madera contrachapada, 2007–08