Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Talks About His Role in "American Hustle"

By LAURA KIRTLEY | lkirtley@tristatehomepage.com

Published 03/19 2014 01:34PM

Updated 03/19 2014 01:40PM

Hollywood Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson, who was nominated for an Oscar for his great 70's fashion looks in the box office smash American Hustle, discussed his inspiration for the fab fashions as well as how these looks are inspiring modern day designers.
Wilkinson turned to images of the thriving 70's 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 can discuss 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.

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