On Sunday, November 16th, Austin Film Society welcomed acclaimed costume designer Michael Wilkinson for an Artist Spotlight event at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. The evening featured a beautiful reception, with a chance to chat with Michael, as well as view costumes and never before released costume illustrations. The feature of the night was a conversation with Wilkinson about his wonderfully complex and jet-propelled career, moderated by “Ms. Costume 411” herself, the brilliant Bobi Garland.
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently gave its Costume Council members, as well as the general public, a great opportunity to attend a discussion with Oscar-nominated costume designer Michael Wilkinson, hosted by Western Costume's Director of the Research Library and Costume Archive, Bobi Garland. While the evening focused largely on Wilkinson's work for the most recent Superman film, Man of Steel, it also provided some wonderful insight into Michael's overall design process and philosophy.
We continue our series on the evolution of the Superman suit, taking a look at the costumes of the 1990s and early 2000s.
Superman makes his return to the small screen.
The 1990s saw the return of Superman to the small screen in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, starring Dean Cain. The series covered the more personal side of Superman's life, his work, and relationship with Lois.
We continue our series on the evolution of the Superman suit, taking a look at the costumes of the 1970s and 1980s film franchise.
Christopher Reeve is Superman.
It had been nearly 20 years since the last live-action Superman graced either the small or silver screen when Richard Donner's Superman opened in December of 1978.
We continue our series on the evolution of the Superman suit, taking a look at the costumes of the 1950s and 1960s.
The man of steel flies into homes across the nation.
Superman first graced the small screen in the television show Adventures of Superman that ran from 1951-1958, starring George Reeves.
Superman is one of the most iconic American superheros, a symbol of strength, hope, and goodness. Many a child has played out the role, pulling their underwear on over their pants and donning a towel or pillowcase cape. It is hard to imagine a time before this blue, yellow and red hero had invaded our cultural psyche.
Warby Parker introduces a new line of prescription glasses inspired by Man of Steel, the latest reboot of the Superman franchise. The collaboration features two of their iconic frames, Chamberlain and Percy, with a subtle pop of color in the temple arm.
In addition to WP's normal one-for-one giving, $15 from each purchase will go to a non-profit dedicated to helping students improve their writing skills.
And check-out the latest trailer for Man of Steel, with excellent shots of the re-designed Superman suit by costume designers James Acheson and Michael Wilkinson.