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List of Famous Costume Designers

List of famous costume designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top costume designers in the world? This includes the most prominent costume designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable costume designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic costume designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned costume designers.

List people range from Dita Von Teese to Jean Paul Gaultier.

From reputable, prominent, and well known costume designers to the lesser known costume designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the costume designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous costume designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous costume designers?" then you're in the right place. (2578 items)

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    Dita Von Teese is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She is thought by some to have helped re-popularize burlesque performance and was once married to Marilyn Manson. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Stripper, Pin-up girl, Model, Author + 4 more
    • Credits: Matter of Trust, Indie Sex, The Death of Salvador Dali, Romancing Sara, Lest We Forget: The Video Collection + 9 more
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    Hilarie Ross Burton is an American actress and producer. A former host of MTV's Total Request Live, she portrayed Peyton Sawyer on the WB/CW drama One Tree Hill for six seasons. Burton gained wider recognition with leading roles in the films Our Very Own, Solstice and The List. She starred as Sara Ellis ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Sterling, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: VJ, Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: White Collar, One Tree Hill, The Secret Life of Bees, Little Britain USA, TRL + 9 more
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    Donatella Versace is an Italian fashion designer and current Vice President of the Versace Group, as well as its chief designer. She owns a 20% share of the business. During the 1980s, Donatella's brother, Gianni Versace, launched a perfume dedicated to her, Blonde, and gave her his own diffusion label, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
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    George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most notably Caesar, a groundbreaking Broadway adaptation of Julius Caesar; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 70 (1915-1985)
    • Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor + 8 more
    • Credits: Citizen Kane, The Muppet Movie, The Third Man, Touch of Evil, History of the World + 126 more
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    Gianni Versace was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, make-up and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films. As a friend of Eric Clapton; Diana, Princess of Wales; ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 51 (1946-1997)
    • Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Actor, Costume Designer
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    Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 88 (1883-1971)
    • Birthplace: Saumur, France
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
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    Michael Kors is a New York City-based fashion designer of American sportswear for women. He is Honorary Chairman and Chief Creative Officer for his company, Michael Kors Holdings Limited, which deals in fashion accessories. Michael Kors was named the first-ever women’s ready-to-wear designer for French ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Project Runway, Models of the Runway, Project Runway: All Stars, Great Things About the Holidays
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    Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with over 200 retail stores in 80 countries. He was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2013. Jacobs was on Time magazine's ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Disconnect
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    Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own label fashion house. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Profession: Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer, Artist + 1 more
    • Credits: Zoolander, L'Amour, Totally Spies! The Movie
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    Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer that Italy has produced, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Piacenza, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: My Voyage to Italy, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Made in Milan
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    Zachary E. "Zac" Posen is an American fashion designer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: SoHo, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Designer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Project Runway, Bitches in Britches
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    Isaac Mizrahi is a film director. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Men in Black, Fame, For Love or Money, Hollywood Ending, Celebrity + 10 more
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    Arlene Carol Dahl is an American actress and former MGM contract star, who achieved notability during the 1950s. She is the mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 90
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Reign of Terror, Scene of the Crime, Ambush, Woman's World + 20 more
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    Jean Paul Gaultier is a French Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter fashion designer. Gaultier was the creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010. In the past, he has hosted the television series Eurotrash. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Arcueil, France
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Actor, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Eurotrash
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    Stella Nina McCartney, OBE is an English fashion designer. She is the daughter of former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney and American photographer and animal rights activist Linda McCartney. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
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    Christian Dior was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also called Christian Dior, but now owned by Groupe Arnault. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 52 (1905-1957)
    • Birthplace: Granville, France
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
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    Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1904-1980)
    • Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Scenic Designer, Painter, Interior designer, Costume Designer, Writer + 1 more
    • Credits: Gigi
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    Sabyasachi Mukherji is a costume designer. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer
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    Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, actor, author, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Tocopilla, Chile
    • Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cartoonist, Author + 5 more
    • Credits: El Topo, The Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre, The Island, Fando & Lis + 13 more
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    Laura "Luann" Bambrough, known professionally as L'Wren Scott, was an American stylist, fashion designer, costume designer and model. Previously a celebrity stylist, Scott's clientele included actors and politicians. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 50 (1964-2014)
    • Birthplace: Utah, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Model, Costume Designer
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