Designing for Birdman

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Birdman, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, is about an actor whose life has gone into meltdown. One of its iconic scenes involves Riggan Thomson, played by Michael Keaton, charging through the streets of Manhattan, in his underwear.

His dress -- or undress -- was created by veteran costume designer Albert Wolsky, working with production designer Kevin Thompson. Wolsky spoke to DnA’s Caroline Chamberlain about the challenges of designing understatement.

Read more about the making of the film on the DnA blog

Credits

Guest:
Albert Wolsky - Birdman

Host:
Frances Anderton

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Caroline Chamberlain