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        Episode 2: Trust Your Voice: Ruth E. Carter, Fashion and Protest

           

         

        COVID-19 and now the Black Lives Matter protests have shaken up the globe, and that includes Rodeo Drive. Bronwyn Cosgrave talks to Ruth E. Carter, the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, for Marvel’s “BLACK PANTHER”,  and a preeminent voice in Afro aesthetics. In Trust Your Voice: Ruth E. Carter, Fashion and Protest, Cosgrave and Carter discuss her path to success–costuming more than 40 acclaimed feature films –and its impact on future generations, as well as protest and how the fashion and luxury industries can make the goals of Black Lives Matter a reality.  “I think there was momentum building as far as luxury brands becoming so connected to urban fashion,” says Carter, “I feel like the pump was primed for fashion to be positioned in a place to take action now.”