Michael Wilkinson Talks American Hustle Costumes

The blockbuster hit America Hustle which is now available on Blu-ray and digital, was not only full of great stars and great performance, but great fashion too! The man responsible for recreating those iconic looks of the 70s is Hollywood Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson and talks all about how he created those great costumes. 

Wilkinson turned to images of the thriving 70s nightlife scene to help create the film's iconic look of the era, and can cite specific celebrity outfits that helped shape his inspiration. Michael also discusses how the success of the film has begun to influence what we are currently seeing on runways in Paris and Milan, such as the return of the iconic wrap dress.

About Michael Wilkinson

Michael Wilkinson is one of today's leading costume designers in Hollywood and is at the intersection of fashion and film with innovative design and textiles for costumes past, current and future.

He has a degree in Design from the National Institute of the Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in his hometown, Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Society (AMPAS), and the Costume Designers Guild (CDG). Variety magazine recently included Wilkinson in their Below the Line Impact list of film-makers that have significant impact in their field of expertise. Michael's costume design work includes the costumes for American Hustle, staring Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Christian Bale, for which he was nominated for multiple awards including an Oscar nomination in Best Achievement in Costume Design, a Costume Designers Guild Award nomination for Excellence in Period Film, and a BAFTA nomination for Best Costume Design.

Currently, Michael is designing the costumes for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman project, starring Amy Adams and Ben Affleck, and featuring Michael's new Batsuit and Wonder Woman costume designs. Upcoming releases include the post-apocalyptic Noah, starring Russell Crowe and Emma Watson.  

Twitter: @misterwilkinson

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards® and winner of three Golden Globes®, the critically acclaimed, genre-defying American Hustle will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet™ March 18 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. American Hustle tells the story of a pair of brilliant con artists forced to work with an FBI agent on a case that ultimately erupts into one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation. The film is co-written and directed by three-time Oscar®-nominated David O. Russell and stars Academy Award® winner Christian Bale, two-time Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper, five time Academy Award® nominee Amy Adams, two-time Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner, Emmy® and Grammy® winner Louis C.K.  and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence. The all-star cast also won a Screen Actors Guild® Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include The Making of American Hustle, a behind-the-scenes featurette with filmmakers and cast introducing the dazzling world of American Hustle and explaining why they were captivated by the story and its characters. Also included are more than 20 minutes of deleted and extended scenes from the cutting room floor.

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