Day: February 12, 2021

Judas and the Black Messiah Costumes Were Inspired by Vintage GQ

Along with archival photography, Jones also studied documentaries such as 1971’s The Murder of Fred Hampton and spoke to Hampton’s fiancée, Akua Njeri, and his son, Fred Hampton Jr. She and director Shaka King realized they had enough material to recreate Hampton’s looks as faithfully as possible. “He wears his crewneck sweatshirt a lot. He wears white Ts a lot. Just really simple silhouettes. Mock necks, the corduroy jacket,” she said. “When I found the duck camo bucket hat, that was a key piece, because that’s in a documentary that a lot of people haven’t really seen. It was just about bringing out those elements for his character.”

There were other Panthers whose individual style she wanted to highlight as well, like Bobby Rush (Darrell Britt-Gibson). “All the photos I saw of him, he felt very mod. He was also a bit older than everyone,” Jones explained. “We have photos

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