Another stunning achievement for costume designer Ruth E. Carter! The Academy Award-winning costume designer will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this month.
Motion Picture Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame via a virtual star ceremony on February 25, at 11:30 am on https://t.co/WJ4HCLZ9Zn #walkoffame #Coming2America@ZamundaRoyals@primevideo pic.twitter.com/ExtgJe3ub7
— Walk of Fame (@WalkofFameStar) February 16, 2021
Carter, who became the first Black woman to win an Oscar for costume design two years ago for the work she did on Marvel’s Black Panther, also worked on Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America and will most likely work on the highly anticipated Black Panther 2.
The news of Carter receiving a star should come as no surprise as she announced her achievement via Twitter in 2019.
⭐️ ALL the STARS are CLOSER! ⭐️ Especially those on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! ⭐️ I raise my star, thankful for my life, ⭐️ to embrace the people who know my journey and are very proud of me and of my work. And now that history is made I raise my star as I am forever grateful! pic.twitter.com/NikFiKlmJz
— Ruth E Carter (@iamRuthECarter) June 22, 2019
According to The Root, there is a “Ruth E Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design” exhibit taking place presently and up until Sept. 12 at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta. It’s a 40-year retrospective that features over 60 costumes from Carter’s career. It spans from “Detroit Red” to Wakanda.
Carter, who has been doing her thing for more than 35 years, was also nominated for the costume design Oscar for her work on Spike Lee’s Malcom X (1992) and Stephen Spielberg’s Amistad (1997). Her latest work will be seen in the upcoming Eddie Murphy/Arsenio Hall sequel, Coming 2 America, which will debut on Amazon Prime.