Ruth E. Carter Makes History With a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame https://t.co/YvP04w1o0w— Variety (@Variety) February 24, 2021
While Carter has been in the industry for over 4 decades, you probably know her from her work and Oscar win for the costuming in Marvel's "Black Panther".
Costume designer Charlese Antoinette Jones (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) notes Carter’s historic Oscar in opened doors for her. “She opened a lot of doors for us. I’ve seen more people requesting Black designers this year — due to her win, [...]. Even me being considered [for awards] right now is due to her winning and laying this groundwork,”.
Of particular interest to me: In 1993, Carter’s brother, a software engineer, gave her an entire computer system (I guess they mean a desktop and software). She started using the technology for her designs, including for “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” the Tina Turner biopic.