The Story Behind Vision's Natty Sweater Collection in Captain America: Civil War

Friday, 06 May 2016 - 3:47PM
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Captain America: Civil War
Friday, 06 May 2016 - 3:47PM
The Story Behind Vision's Natty Sweater Collection in Captain America: Civil War
In a movie so packed with classic comicbook moments, it can be hard to select a favorite element from Marvel's Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man's appearance, the dynamic between Falcon and Bucky, and that airport scene; there were just so many reasons to love the Russo Brothers' latest effort. But, ever since he first appeared in the trailer, I've been unable to look past Vision's decidedly dapper fashion sense. Here's an entity who has just been created from an A.I. that tried to destroy humanity, has near omnipotent powers, and hosts one of the Universe's most powerful pieces of material on his forehead. We're pretty sure Vision could pull off a mankini if he wanted to, yet he opts to dress like an Ivy League student from the 1950's.

I'm not saying he doesn't look good, it's more that I just didn't expect a superhero to look so....dapper. But, believe it or not, a great deal of thought actually went into Vision's 'Man About Town' apparel, as the movie's Oscar nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky reveals.

"When I had the first meetings with [directors] Joe and Anthony Russo, we talked about the Vision trying to feel more comfortable at the Avengers compound and trying to fit in" Makovsky told Vulture. "What would that mean? We started out with him more in comfort clothes, like sweats, or something really casual. So we drew it, and it just didn't look right. It didn't go with the voice, it didn't go with the attitude."
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Ok, I'm just going to stop there for a moment, because they idea of Vision rocking some sweatpants and maybe even a baseball cap is truly an image I want to imagine. I'm thinking Steve Buscemi in 30 Rock just, you know, red.



Instead, Makovsky said they opted for the near-perfect fashion of 1940's heart throbs.

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"I thought he would be confident and elegant in his taste, almost perfect, so we decided to look into the men of the 1940s, like Cary Grant: very simple flannel trousers, elegant cashmere sweaters."
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Throughout the movie, it's clear that Vision is trying to get to grips with what humanity is all about. While his clothing is one example of Vision trying to blend in, an even more notable instance comes when he attempts to cheer up Scarlet Witch with a nice home-cooked meal.
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