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Ruth Carter will discuss her experience as a Hollywood costume designer. 

A Hollywood veteran, Ruth Carter has outfitted some of the culture’s most iconic films including Roots, Malcolm X, Selma, and The Butler. Known for her research and diligence to the craft, specifically for her outstanding period ensemble films, the multiple Oscar and Emmy-nominated costume designer most recently took on Afrofuturism fashions in the mega-blockbuster, Black Panther. Learn about the inspiration behind Wakandan fashion, what it was like to create clothing for a fictional place, and the impact costumes have on a film’s success.

***Please note that due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived***

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