The Black Design Collective, a networking and mentorship organization based in Beverly Grove, gave away a $10,000 scholarship during an April 13 gala at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown. A packed crowd turned out to honor Ruth Carter, the Academy Award-winning costume designer for “Black Panther.” Carter’s costumes were among those on display at the FIDM Museum’s 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibit.
2 Ruth Carter’s Oscar-winning costumes for “Black Panther” were on display.
3 Actress Gabrielle Union introduced costume designer and event honoree Ruth Carter. She created costumes for Union’s TV show “Being Mary Jane.”
4 Ruth Carter,Oscar winner for “Black Panther,” was the honoree at the scholarship celebration.
5 (From left) Black Design Collective co-founders Kevan Hall and Angela Dean; Barbara Bundy, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s vice president of education; FIDM student and BDC scholarship winner Devert Monet-Hickman; and TJ Walker, co-founder of Cross Colours and BDC.