Ruth E. Carter is a living legend of costume design. For three decades, she has shaped the story of the Black experience on screen – from the eighties streetwear of ‘Do the right thing’ to the royal regalia of ‘Coming 2 America’. Her work on Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ not only brought Afrofuturism to the mainstream, but also made her the first Black winner of an Oscar in costume design. In 2021, she became the second-ever costume designer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In this book, Carter shares her origins, she recounts anecdotes from dressing the greats: Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Chadwick Boseman, and many more, and she describes the passion for history that inspired her period pieces, and her journey into Afrofuturism.