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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sparkle - Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

The remake of the 1976 movie classic "Sparkle", hits theaters this weekend.  The film which stars, Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, and Mike Epps - is set in the 1960's.  Ruth E. Carter acts as the costume designer for the 2012 version of the film. 

Ms. Carter is an Oscar nominated costume designer with period films such as: The Five Heartbeats, Amistad, Rosewood, and Malcolm X; on her extensive film and theater resume.  She was heavily influenced by the 60's style of Twiggy and Donyale Luna when drawing inspiration for the characters of Delores and Sister, respectively.


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