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Black Design Collective Honors Award Winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

Ruth E. Carter
Academy Award-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who recently worked on “Black Panther,” shares inspiring stories with high school students Saturday, March 10, 2018, during a panel discussion of Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 11th annual Disney Dreamers Academy, taking place March 8-11, 2018 is a career-inspiration program for distinguished high school students from across the U.S. (Todd Anderson, photographer)

WHO:   Black Design Collective:  Kevan Hall, Angela Dean, T.J. Walker; with Ruth E. Carter, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Margaret Avery, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Mykelti Williamson, Will Catlett, recording artists Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Dianne Reeves, Costumers/Fashion Designers Waraire Boswell, Christopher Enuke, Eric Martin, Marci Rodgers, Linda Stokes, Antoinette Messam, Raymond McNeil, Carl Jones, Malena Ruth, Sergio Hudson, Darryle Johnson; filmmakers John Singleton, Jeremy Kleiner, Kasi Lemmons, Craig Brewer, Howard Rosenman, Councilman Curran Price, Councilwomen Diane E. Watson, Jan Perry.

**Additional guests to be announced.

The Black Design Collective (“BDC”) helmed by esteemed fashion designers Angela Dean, Kevan Hall and TJ Walker was created to amplify and support the work of black fashion designers and black costume designers. The group is headquartered in Los Angeles and will serve to create a platform for designers to develop, produce and market globally, as well as create mentorship programs for aspiring designers. A scholarship fund has been established to help young designers in their pursuit of higher education in the field of fashion, design and costume design.  The evening also kicks off the newly established partnership between the Black Design Collective and title sponsor, AT&T, with their Believe Los Angeles initiative, a grassroots employee-driven campaign committed to supporting workforce development, career readiness programs, with a special emphasis on digital media and entertainment employment opportunities for underserved students in Los Angeles, especially diverse millennials.

Mozart will pour for the evening and has provided their exclusive Chocolate Cream Liqueur, for three crafted signature drinks in honor of the occasion; “Building for the Future,” “Upward and Onward, “and “Collective and Powerful.”

WHAT:             The Black Design Collective salutes “Black Panther” Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter
WHEN:             Saturday, 13, 2019  
WHERE:          Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising:  919 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA




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