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Hollywood Jobs: Michael Wilkinson on costuming 'American Hustle'




Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Michael Wilkinson looking through the costumes for "American Hustle."
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Michael Wilkinson showing off the blue velvet tuxedo that Christian Bale wore in American Hustle.
Stephen Hoffman
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
The bathing suit worn by Amy Adam in "American Hustle."
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Amy Adams and Christian Bale star in Columbia Pictures' "American Hustle." Adams is pictured in a vintage Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress.
Francois Duhamel
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) at the Plaza Hotel surveillance room in Columbia Pictures' movie "American Hustle." (Amy Adams blouse: vintage Halston, belt: vintage, skirt: made for film).
Francois Duhamel
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Still from the film "American Hustle" (2013)
Columbia Pictures
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Still from the film "American Hustle" (2013)
Francois Duhamel
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Jennifer Lawrence) & Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) in the Grand Old AC Hotel powder room in Columbia Pictures' "American Hustle."
Francois Duhamel
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Costume designer Michael Wilkinson working in his studio.
Stephen Hoffman
Michael Wilkinson, Costume Designer for American Hustle
Costume designer Michael Willkinson standing in front of some of the photos that gave him inspiration for the 70's era fashion.


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Michael Wilkinson has designed costumes for movies including "Man of Steel," "TRON: Legacy," and "Twilight," among many others. This year, his work on the film "American Hustle" has earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.

As part of our series on Hollywood Jobs, A Martinez visits Wilkinson's workspace to hear how he developed the wardrobe for "American Hustle."