Award-Winning Costume Designer

Ruth E. Carter

Fee Range

$25K - $40K

Travels From

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA

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Ruth E. Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today.

Ruth E. Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. She has garnered two Academy Award (Oscar) nominations for “Best Costume Design,” for Spike Lee’s Malcolm X (1993) and Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1998). And an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS. She has worked in the industry for over three decades and has been credited with over forty films and counting. Carter and Lee have worked on over ten films together beginning with School Daze and including Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X and Old Boy. Known for her research and diligence to the craft, specifically for her outstanding work for period ensemble films like the highly praised Lee Daniels ‘THE BUTLER’ and Ava Duvernay’s, SELMA, she proudly presents: THE BLACK PANTHER her most recent work directed by Ryan Cooglar.

  • Costume Concepts to Creations

    Ruth Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. Learn about the inspiration behind Wakandan fashion, what it was like to create clothing for a fictional place, and the impact the costumes have had on "Black Panther's" success. Listen as she discusses taking what was once an idea to an award-winning creation.
The keynote presentation was truly fascinating.

—International Interior Design Association

The many attendees there were completely invested in the talk and asked a bunch of great questions afterward. Most stayed until the very end. Ruth was super easy to work with and it was a pleasure hosting her.

—San Diego State University

She was fantastic and so gracious with our students. It was a real treat having her here. Students from the theater department found it especially insightful.

—KU Memorial Union

Who made Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ ’70s costumes? ‘Black Panther’ Oscar-winner Ruth Carter

When Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter signed on to outfit the stars of Netflix’s upcoming dramedy “Dolemite Is My Name,” she did it with the caveat that the costumes themselves wouldn’t serve as just ... Read more

by LA Times

The Powerful Message Black Panther's Costume Designer (and Oscar Winner) Ruth E. Carter Wants to Send Through Clothing

Just 20 minutes into Black Panther, one can immediately sense that the 2018 superhero film is unlike any other in cinematic history. Aside from its strong Black female leads, part of its appeal is due to the ... Read more

by Oprah Magazine

Black Panther Costumer Designer Ruth E. Carter on Three Decades of Dressing Superheroes

Ruth E. Carter’s resume as a costume designer reads like a roll call of some of the most culturally significant films of the past three decades: Malcom X, Selma, Do the Right Thing, What’s Love Got to Do ... Read more

by TIME Magazine

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by Gotham Artists

Black History Month Speakers That Inform, Educate, and Inspire

February is Black History month in the US. How will your organization observe this important month and remember the history of black Americans? Meet a few of our favorite speakers, sure to bring their powerful ... Read more

by Gotham Artists

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