In the 21st century, only 19 movies have won the most important movie award, an Oscar for Best Costume Design. Most of the time, movies with historically correct costumes win the award. But it’s not just the clothes that matter in film, but also, the hairstyles and makeup. This is why such movies often receive several Oscar nominations. And in some cases, the movie itself may be average and not receive an award for its acting or screenplay.
Black Panther, 2018
Costume designer — Ruth E. Carter
In order to create stylish superhero looks, the designer had to mix together futuristic elements, traditional African clothes, and haute couture accessories. According to Ruth E. Carter herself, during this time, she had photos of authentic African outfits in front of her and looked at rare accessories made of seashells as well as examples of body piercing and body art.
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