We Love Viola Davis’ ‘African Royalty’ Golden Globes Dress

PICS: Viola Davis Steals The Show At The Golden Globes In Her African Print Dress Inspired By ‘African Royalty’.

Viola Davis
Viola Davis

Viola Davis’ 2021 Golden Globes fashion moment had an impactful meaning behind it.

The multi-hyphenate star wanted a dress that “spoke to her specifically as a Black woman,” according to her stylist Elizabeth Stewart, so Davis and Stewart collaborated with Black designer Claude Kameni, the founder of Los Angeles-based brand Lavie By CK.

More On The Dress

The dress features a silk cotton African print from a fabric that is made in Kameni’s home country of Cameroon, where the designer’s love of fashion began.

Davis has worn Kameni’s designs before, including in the spread for her 2020 Vanity Fair photo shoot. The designer took to social media to share her excitement over working with Davis once again on this memorable Golden Globes fashion moment.

@violaDavis in a custom #laviebyck gown. Thank you to her and her team for trusting us in designing and making this gown for her. Wow…Our first golden globes! What a way to end black history month. #laviebyck

DESIGNER: @Laviebyck @goldenglobes @claudekameni_
STYLIST:Elizabeth Stewart @elizabethstewart1
HAIR:Jamika Wilson @jamikawilson
PR: @cabine_creative
MAKEUP:Autumn Moultrie @autumnmoultriebeauty
SHOES: Stuart Weitzman @stuartweitzman
MANICURIST:Christina Aviles @christinaviles
TAILOR:Martin Zepeda @martinzepedadesigns
JEWELRY:Pomellato @pomellato
STYLIST ASSISTANTS:Jordan Grossman @jordan_grossman
Kristin Taylor @kristinaelainetaylor
PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: Shamar Benoit @shamarbenoitphotography


Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. Having won an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, she is the first African-American to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting”.

Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017.

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