The Black Design Collective Awards Fashion Design Student Devert Monet-Hickman $10,000 Scholarship
The Black Design Collective recently paid tribute to Academy Award-winning costume designer, Ruth E. Carter, at their inaugural scholarship celebration at the FIDM Museum in Los Angeles.
The Black Design Collective was founded by fashion designer and FIDM alumna, Angela Dean; fashion designer and FIDM alumnus, Kevan Hall, and Cross Colours co-founder and FIDM instructor, TJ Walker. The Los Angeles-based BDC was created to amplify and support the work of black fashion designers and costume designers.
Loretta Devine, Ruth E. Carter, Rep. Maxine Waters, Gabrielle Union, Beverly Johnson, and Tina Knowles-Lawson
The event's honoree, Ruth E. Carter, took home Oscar gold at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony for her work on Black Panther. Guests including Gabrielle Union, Tina Knowles-Lawson, U.S. Representative Maxine Waters, and supermodel Beverly Johnson were able to view her costume design in FIDM's Museum as part of the annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition.
Carter, the first black woman to win an Oscar for Best Costume Design, presented Fashion Design student, Devert Monet-Hickman, with a $10,000 merit scholarship. The award was selected by the founding members of the BDC and was based on overall portfolio presentation, volunteer and community involvement, an average GPA of 3.5, a personal essay, and key references from instructors. Monet-Hickman plans to receive an additional degree in Theatre Costume Design at FIDM.
AT&T served as the event's title sponsor.
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