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Black Panther cast members Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, and Florence Kasumba in costume with a text overlay that says "Creating the Costumes of Wakanda and Talokan: A Discussion With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter"

Academy Award®-Winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Speaks At FIDM Event

Last week, FIDM was honored to host an event featuring Academy Award®-winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter. Carter spoke with Fashion Design Co-Chair Nick Verreos about her Oscar®-nominated costumes for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. During the hour-long conversation, Carter discussed how she developed and designed the looks for the residents of both Wakanda and Talokan, and how those costumes contributed to the storytelling of the film.

Ruth E. Carter’s work spans three decades across film and television. With over 60 projects credited to her, she’s covered multiple time periods and eras, and worked with a number of prominent film directors including Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, Ava DuVernay, and John Singleton. Her Oscar® win for Black Panther made her the first Black person to win in the Costume Design category. Carter’s costumes demonstrate she is an “essential storyteller committed to sharing the past, present, and future of Black culture.” [ruthecarter.com]

You can watch the event on YouTube: https://youtu.be/AUesONBVQv8.