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Award-winning ‘Black Panther’ costume designer and Hampton University alumnus to receive her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame




HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) Hampton University alumnus and Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter gets her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Carter will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a virtual star ceremony on February 25 at 2:30 p.m. EST. Oprah Winfrey and Eddie Murphy will be the guest speakers at the ceremony. The news was originally announced in June 2019.

A theater arts graduate from Hampton, Carter has worked in the entertainment industry for more than three decades. Her unmatched ability to develop an authentic story through costumes and characters has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today.

Carter won the Oscar in the Best Costume Design category for his work in the 2018 film, Marvels Black Panther, at the 91st Academy Awards in February.

Carters’ victory made her the first African American to win in the costume design category and it was the very first Oscar for Marvel Studios. Carter is the first African-American costume designer to be nominated for an Oscar.

Carter also received nominations for Best Costume Design for Spike Lees Malcolm X in 1993 and Steven Spielbergs Amistad in 1998. She is also the costume force behind films such as School Daze, Love & Basketball, Lee Daniels The Butler , Selma, Dolemite Is My Name, and the upcoming Coming 2 America.

Carter is the second costume designer to receive a star, after Edith Head who was honored in 1960 when creating the Walk of Fame. Although the ceremony is virtual, the star will be in place at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard.

Carter was also the keynote speaker at the 148th Hampton University launch ceremony in 2018.

The event will be broadcast live exclusively on the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce social media platforms,,sure Instagram and onYoutube.

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