Costume Designer Ruth Carter on Scenes From 'Sparkle'
The Big Reveal
“The dress that Carmen has on was completely different. It had more cut-outs than
“The dress that Carmen has on was completely different. It had more cut-outs than you see right there,” shares Carter. “Because they were doing so much movement in the routine, Carmen felt it was going to be really hard to hold the pieces of the dress in place. The dress was already made, so I had to come up with ways of closing it in some places. You notice under her left arm there’s some nude fabric there. And you can’t notice but across her belly there is some more fabric.”