Costume Designer Ruth Carter on Scenes From 'Sparkle'
Lady in Red
“The original Sparkle had these red dresses and it was one of the requests of the
“The original Sparkle had these red dresses and it was one of the requests of the producers that we include either red gowns on all of the girls or the red gown somewhere in the show,” explains Carter. “It took us the entire pre-production and shooting production to figure out what that dress was going to be. There were several designers that I pursued who wanted to do that dress for me. I looked at collectors, I went to look at Valentino who was famous for the red dress and it wasn’t until Jordin visited a show room of somebody who had clothing that she was going to wear for a separate red carpet event that she’d found the red dress. It’s an Italian designer – Marco D’Angelo and we contacted him to get the dress and he sent it to us.”