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Ruth E. Carter on Designing ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s’ 2,100 Costumes and Its New “Latino-Future” Style

Notably the first Black person to win the Oscar for best costume design, Ruth E. Carter took home her first Academy Award in 2019 for the Afrofuturistic costume designs in Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster Black Panther. Never one to sit on her laurels, Carter has taken the costumes next-level in Coogler’s epic sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which […]

Oscars: Simu Liu, Uma Thurman, Lily James and Rami Malek to Present

Simu Liu, Uma Thurman, Lily James and Rami Malek are among the latest group of presenters for the 2022 Oscars. Ruth E. Carter, John Leguizamo and last year’s best actor winner, Anthony Hopkins, who notably wasn’t present when he won the award at the end of last year’s show, will also take the stage during […]

Ruth E. Carter Recognized With NAACP Vanguard Award for Costume Design: “We Are Image Makers”

Black Panther and Dolemite is My Name costume designer Ruth E. Carter received the inaugural NAACP Image Awards Vanguard Award for Costume Design on Friday, at a “Colors Behind the Look: A Celebration of Fashion, Costume Design and Glam” event coinciding with the week-long awards program. For the Image Awards’ many categories — this year […]

“I’m Going to Give Them Something to Remember”: Ruth E. Carter on Working With Eddie Murphy and Her Historic Oscar Win

Ruth E. Carter is no stranger to creating entire universes through clothing. The celebrated costume designer took home Oscar gold in 2019 for imagining the wardrobe of the world of Wakanda in Black Panther (making history as the first African-American designer to win that award), and had been twice nominated before that, for Amistad (1997) […]

Harry Potter Designers to Open MinaLima Costume Exhibition With Ruth E. Carter

The graphic designers behind the Harry Potter series, MinaLima, are putting on a Ruth E. Carter costume exhibition centering on the 'Black Panther' costume designer's Oscar-winning work.

Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Launches “Ruthless” Fashion Line With H&M

Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter debuts her first 11-piece fashion line with H&M.

‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Says Oscar Noms’ Lack of Diversity Due to Ratings Pressure Amid Shortened Season

Oscar-winning 'Black Panther' costume designer Ruth E. Carter and African American Film Critics Association founder Gil L. Robertson talked about the lack of diversity among the 2020 Oscar nominees at the AAFCA gala on Wednesday night.

How ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Co-Star Da’Vine Joy Randolph Went “Toe-to-Toe” With Eddie Murphy

'Dolemite Is My Name' star Da'Vine Joy Randolph talks meeting Eddie Murphy for the first time and how Ruth E. Carter empowered her.

‘Dolemite’: How Eddie Murphy Transformed Into a “Pimp on Steroids”

Designer Ruth E. Carter (who won the Oscar for 'Black Panther') custom-built 75 costume changes — including shoes — for the 1970s-era blaxploitation character: "Even if people didn't adopt the practice of pimp or whore, they wanted the coolness of the style."

Toronto: Eddie Murphy Could Charm Audiences and Awards Voters With ‘Dolemite Is My Name’

Eddie Murphy, whose sole Oscar nomination came for 2006's 'Dreamgirls,' enters contention for another as a profane and pimp-like comedian in Craig Brewer's new comedy 'Dolemite Is My Name.'

‘Black-ish’ Costume Designer Talks Show’s “Affluent, Effortless” Aesthetic, Topping That Prince Episode

Michelle R. Cole talks about re-creating looks from some of Prince's most popular music videos, including “Kiss” and “Raspberry Beret,” earned her a 6th Emmy nomination for 'Black-ish.'

H&M Unveils First African Collaboration

Johannesburg-based fashion designer Palesa Mokubung, whose designs have been worn by Ruth E. Carter, is the first African designer to collaborate with H&M. The collection hits stores on Aug. 15.