Fashion & Cinema
Life Journeys: In Conversation with Michael Wilkinson
Sunday 2nd October, 4.15PM
We are delighted to welcome costume designer Michael Wilkinson to The Soho Hotel. With an array of costume credits spanning across Hollywood films and television series, Michael brings a rich and decorated career to explore.
He is known for costume credits including David O.Russell’s American Hustle and Joy where Michael’s styling saw Jennifer Lawrence's character transform across four decades. Taking animation into live action with Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin, Michael has shown how the power of costume can give characters new depths and an insight into their backstory and inner world.
Michael's television credits include the Star Wars series Andor (Disney+), and accolades continue with the upcoming Three Body Problem (Netflix) created by Games of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
For this special ‘In Conversation’ event, Michael Wilkinson will join writer and curator, Keith Lodwick to talk about his decorated career. The ‘In Conversation' will be followed by a showing of Michael Wilkinson’s chosen film American Hustle starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper in our luxurious screening room.
£35 per person including a glass of wine on arrival, 'In Conversation' and screening
£70 per person including a glass of wine on arrival, 'In Conversation', screening and three course dinner following the film in Refuel Restaurant.
Michael Wilkinson is a costume designer based in London. He has a degree in Design from the National Institute of the Dramatic Arts in his hometown, Sydney, Australia. Michael has an Oscar nomination, a BAFTA nomination, 2 Saturn award nominations and six CDG award nominations. He has won a Saturn Award, and was awarded Costume Designer of the Year by the Hollywood Film Festival in 2013. 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 designs also include collaborations with directors Zack Snyder (Justice League, Batman V Superman, 300, Watchmen, Man Of Steel), Darren Aronofsky (Noah), Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy), Alejandro Inarritu (Babel), Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (The Current War) and Michael Mann (Luck). Michael also designed the costumes for the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games for Sydney, 2000.
Keith Lodwick is a curator, writer, and historian. He is the former Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. At the V&A, Keith curated Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives and was the V&A assistant curator for the major exhibition Hollywood Costume, one of the most successful exhibitions in the museum’s history. Keith has contributed to a wide range of publications including Oliver Messel: In the Theatre of Design, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film.