Michael Kaplan, who has been the costume designer on all three of the Star Wars sequel trilogy films, is to receive the Career Achievement Prize at the Costume Designers Guild Awards from long term collaborator, J. J. Abrams.
J.J. Abrams will honor his longtime costume design collaborator at the 22nd Costume Designers Guild Awards, the organization announced Thursday.
The event, to be held Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton, will recognize Michael Kaplan with the Career Achievement Award.
Kaplan has collaborated with Abrams since Star Trek in 2009, designing for Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi and the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
His other projects include Blade Runner (1982), Clue (1985), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation(1989), Armageddon (1998), Fight Club (1999), Pearl Harbor (2001), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and War Dogs (2016). The Philadelphia native received an Emmy nomination in 2018 for The Alienist.
“Michael Kaplan’s prolific career is both diverse and inspiring. … [They] have become a part of our collective consciousness,” Salvador Perez, president of the Costume Designers Guild, said in a statement. “The Costume Designers Guild recognizes the impact of his work in the film and television industry and popular culture. We take great pride in celebrating his career and look forward to his continued success.”