Alexander McQueen Was A Major Influence For Atlantean Costumes In Justice League

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Years after his untimely death, famed British designer Alexander McQueen's influence will still be felt in a big way when the Justice League and Aquaman movies incorporate elements of his design aesthetic into the look of Atlantis.

The undersea kingdom, which will obviously play a major role in Aquaman, will first be seen in Justice League, where there will reportedly be a story that establishes the historical relationship between Atlantis, Themyscira, and humanity.

"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," Wilkinson explained to reporters during a recent set visit. "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 British fashion designer and couturier, especially dominant in the '90s and early 2000s. He is known for having worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 and for founding his own Alexander McQueen label. During his career, he earned four British Designer of the Year awards (in 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003), as well as the CFDA's International Designer of the Year award in 2003. McQueen's clients included Mikhail Gorbachev and Prince Charles. He also designed for musicians like David Bowie and Björk. McQueen died in 2010.