As much as the upcoming ‘Roots’ reboot is about powerful imagery and a message that’s more neccessary now than ever, it’s also about bringing history to life.
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Academy Award nominated costume designer Ruth Carter, who has worked on iconic films like Malcom X
and The Butler
, is lending her expertise to the film in the form of a painstakingly detailed and telling wardrobe for the cast.
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While sharing history lessons, like the fact that most slaves often got only one outfit per year, Carter not only offers a look into what the women of yesteryear wore, but what day-to-day life was like for them.
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Get a behind the scenes look at her designs and the story behind them in the clip above.
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