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Costumes for the film Black Panther by Ruth E. Carter.

What I discovered between the research, artistry, and messages in all the costumes I designed for the many historical and imagined figures is my contribution to Afro-futurism. I am honored to receive this recognition from the Costumes Designers Guild and look forward to telling more stories which can change the world. 

Ruth E. Carter, American costume designer.

This quote is from an article about Ms. Carter by Meera Manek in The Costume Designer (The Official Magazine of the Costume Designers Guild), winter 2019.

Ms. Carter recently received the Career Achievement Award from the Costume Designers Guild and she’s been nominated for an Oscar (her third nomination) for her work on Black Panther. In the business since the 1980s, Ms. Carter has worked on Amistad, Malcolm X, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, to name just a few.  For Black Panther, Ms. Carter says that she found inspiration in her research on ancient African cultures. I like her use of accessories such as the bold jewelry and the marvelous hats worn by Angela Basset. who played Ramonda.

Best of luck to Ms. Carter and all the Oscar nominees this Sunday, February 24th.

 

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downloadThe reason that I am a costume designer is because it is everything that I am interested in, and did on my own as a kid, all put into one job. There’s the drawing and painting of sketches. There’s the fascination with the history of clothes. I was always into fabrics. Costume design is giving an external look to a character. It gives an indication of things unsaid. 

Mark Bridges, American costume designer.

Congratulations to Mr. Bridges for his Oscar win last night – Best Costume Design, Phantom Thread.

 

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Jacqueline Durran costume for Anna Karenina.

Jacqueline Durran costume for Anna Karenina.

If you want to play into people’s idea of luxury, referencing the 1950s is useful. It was a good match, because the cinched waist, fitted bodices and big skirts were similar to the shapes of the 1870s.

British Costume Designer Jacqueline Durran.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Ms. Durran explains why the 1950s influenced her costumes for the period film, Anna Karenina.

Last night Ms. Durran won Best Costume Design Oscar for Anna Karenina. Film costume followers will recall Ms. Durran’s 1930s emerald-green dress in Atonement, for which she was also nominated. Anna Karenina is her third nomination but first win.

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