BEHIND THE SCENES

BEHIND THE SCENES: Oscar-Winner Ruth Carter Reimagined Western Costume Design for ‘Yellowstone’ Patriarch Kevin Costner

3 May 2019

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Oscar-Winner Ruth Carter Reimagined Western Costume Design for ‘Yellowstone’ Patriarch Kevin Costner

Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) continued his fascination with the contemporary western as showrunner/director of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone series. The vast Wyoming landscape was the backdrop for the familiar power struggle between ranchers, developers, and Native Americans. And like Hell or High Water, nobody had clean hands. But when it came to costume design, Sheridan turned to Oscar-winner Ruth Carter (Black Panther) to reinvigorate ranch wear for Kevin Costner’s ruthless patriarch, John Dutton, and Gil Birmingham’s Chief Rainwater. Even the young ranch hands look like their favourite rappers with hip-hop-style jeans that sag and cool belt buckles.

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Image credit: Kevin Lynch

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