Ruth E. Carter
Fee Range$25K - $40K
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At a glance: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 CreationsRuth 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 CarterWhen 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