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I am so happy to be here with Ruth E. Carter because you are our Visionary Award Honoree today at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. So a year ago, did you ever imagine yourself being here accepting this award? A year ago? No way. Eh, not at all. Two years ago, listen here's the lineup. Shonda Rhimes. Suzanne de Passe. Ava DuVernay. Ruth Carter? I did not see that coming, not at all! [LAUGH] But I'm ecstatic. It's really an honor to be, you know, with these women. And they to me are true visionaries, so. You know I'm really kind of realizing things about how others feel about me through doing this honor. Let's talk about Selma. What was it like dressing the cast of Selma? What did you love most about the style of that era? Well I've done the 60's quire a bit. I've done sparkle, I dressed Harmony [UNKNOWN] as a sister in sparkle. I did Malcolm X, and Heavy 60s in it as well. Oscar nominated for that. Oscar nominated, yes, thank you for mentioning that. But I loved the people of Selma. The story, I mean this film is called Selma, and so it really is about the people. And so I embraced the feeling that the marchers had, the southern landscape, the southern farmer. I don't work for set. I'm not going to give you the answer I need a safety pin, a tape measure, and a pair of scissors. My role on set is, in essence, is one of the eye. [UNKNOWN]. Bradford has a camera, I use my eyes, and when I see things that are not right I, I change them. when King or David [UNKNOWN] walks through the crowd during the rehearsal, I was right behind him, walking through and making sure that everybody he passed passed the inspection. Finish this sentence. I love being a costume designer because. I love being a costume designer because I love telling the stories of people. And that's what costume designers are, they're storytellers. [MUSIC]
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