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Actress Viola Davis celebrates African prints with gown

Actress Viola Davis’ gown for the Golden Globes awards showcased the work of Cameroon-born designer Claude Kameni.

Viola wore the attire during a virtual appearance at the awards from her home. It was made with fabric from Cameroon.

The actress was nominated in the category of Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

The designer is on a mission to popularise the prints of Africa, according to British Vogue magazine.

“Viola wanted a designer who spoke to her specifically as a Black woman,” stylist Elizabeth Stewart who has worked with the actress is quoted as saying.


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