‘Being Mary Jane’ Costume Designer Schools Us On Mary Jane’s Style
Did you catch the pilot episode of “Being Mary Jane” featuring Gabrielle Union this past summer? If not, we advise you ask your BFF, sister or whomever to catch you up ASAP as you don’t want to miss tonight’s premiere episode on BET at 10P/9C. We’ve also included a video below where Union herself breaks down her character to give you a sneak peek of what’s in store! As we’ve already been wondering how the fashion will measure up against another unnamed show featuring a black female lead character, we decided to catch up with the legendary Ruth Carter, the costume designer for “Being Mary Jane.” Carter, an African-American costume designer, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for “Amistad,” and also served as costume designer for ”Lee Daniels The Butler”, “Sparkle” and “Love & Basketball,” just to name a few!
Ruth Carter: Look forward to seeing Mary Jane in Givenchy for sexy dinner at home. We also used great local designers like the Bill Hallman purple romper for an early morning smackdown, and a BCBG silk robe for good ole road rage. Rachel Roy, Prada, La Perla, Burberry, Helmet Lang, Stella McCartney and UGG all make appearances. Even my own personal James Perse sweater makes a last minute appearance.
Find out more about Mary Jane’s wardrobe at StyleBlazer.com