Alexander McQueen’s influence will forever be felt within the fashion industry and now that influence is arriving through costumes on the set of Justice League and Aquaman. Each movie will be incorporating elements of McQueen’s design aesthetic into the theme and background for Atlantis.
Justice League will first introduce the city of Atlantis, which will play a major role with Aquaman.
Justice League costume designer, Michael Wilkinson, spoke about the importance of bringing these worlds to life and how McQueen’s inspiration can be felt.
“What happens is that I get together, I read the script, I get together with Zack and we spitball some ideas and talk about influences and that kind of stuff. Then I go away and I cast the net wide with all of my researching and I put together these boards and we start drawing and creating our own original things. I’m interested in all sorts of things from the role of nature, you can see these amazing sea creatures here with bio-luminescence, right through to haute couture, I do have a lot of Alexander McQueen and this amazing designer here, Stan Herman, who does amazing fashion involving digital technologies. Lots of images here from the DC Universe. I just thought it would be interesting to show you that I look at everything from ancient civilizations to video gaming Anything that spots out visually.”
McQueen was a famous British designer who was known for couturier, especially during the ’90s and early 2000s. He is known for having worked for Givenchy and for founding his own label. McQueen worked with icons like David Bowie and Björk. He died in 2010.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher.