Award-nominated Rita McGhee, a veteran of 20 years in the industry, turns her talents to capturing the look that defined a generation. American Soul has the challenge of showcasing iconic talents like Bootsy Collins (played by London Brown), James Brown, and more while telling the story of Don Cornelius the host and creator of Soul Train. The California native, raised in Guam, is one of six children, currently teaming with sister – assistant costume designer – Alita Bailey in recreating the magic of the ‘70s. Fed by the colors of her early exposure to the lush colors of Guam, and inspired by the movie Mahogany, the Howard University graduate got her first break with Oscar winner, Ruth E. Carter. You may recognize her stamp of creativity from the first season of Empire which spurred fashion trends. McGhee has worked with top directors including Spike Lee and John Singleton.