Costume Designer Ruth Carter on Scenes From 'Sparkle'
“Jordin has curves so when we got the dress I was concerned because we did not have...
“Jordin has curves so when we got the dress I was concerned because we did not have time to bead the dress like that, nor did we have the money – that dress was a $10,000 dress from the designer,” Carter tells ESSENCE.com. We put it on her and there was a problem with the neckline. It was more open than you see it in the picture. So what I did – I contacted the designer again and I asked him to send me some beads. And we also went to a local beader and brought a few of the bugle beads in the red. And we actually beaded the neckline about an 1 1/4" into her neck so that it will cover her chest a little bit more than it did. But that was a small dress and that girl was doing so well with her weight loss and her workout that she got in it."