Artist of the Week: Ruth Carter

When you’re up for an Oscar for the year’s top-grossing film, you know you’ve done something right. Nominated for Best Costume Design, Black Panther costume designer, Ruth Carter, has spent nearly 30 years creating the looks for television and film, with over 40 films to her credit, including Selma, Love & Basketball and most of Spike Lee’s joints. She’s a master at bringing to life the overall appearance and clothing to imaginatively represent multiple periods and genres . . . and, just maybe, her third time being nominated is the charm. Learn more about her vision and the process behind melding the ancient and the futuristic for a few of Black Panther‘s 1,500 costumes.

Looking for more articles like this?

No need to keep refreshing this page. We’ll send article links directly to your inbox when you sign up for our bi-weekly emails.