‘American Hustle’ Designer Explains How He Created the Movie’s Outlandish Outfits

This story first appeared in OscarWrap: Nominations Preview

Michael Wilkinson had just finished designing Superman’s tights when producer Charles Roven suggested he meet with director David O. Russell, who was preparing “American Hustle.” “We recognized in each other that we shared?an obsession with how people present themselves to the world in clothing and appearance,” Wilkinson told TheWrap.? Set in the late 1970s, “Hustle” chronicles con men, cops, paramours and politicos — all of whom use their outfits to project the power they have or want.




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