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Famous Costume Designers

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List of famous costume designers, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working costume designers are an integral part of every film set. An often under appreciated job, any film would not be able to hit the big screen without the help of a good costume designer. This list includes examples of famous or notable costume designers from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a costume designer?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best costume designers are, as well as information like their year of birth and more.

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Anna Biedrzycka-Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Costume Designers
age 73
Anna Biedrzycka Sheppard is a Polish costume designer. She graduated with architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and now lives in London. A sister to fellow costume designer ...more
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Christine Laurent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Costume Designers
age 70
Christine Laurent is a film director, costume designer, actress and screenwriter.
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Ellen Mirojnick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Costume Designers
age 69
Ellen Mirojnick is a costume designer.
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Helen Rose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)
Helen Rose grew up in New Jersey and is a professional psychic and astrologist residing now in Florida. She writes adult fiction, children's stories, and poetry.
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Irene is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Dec. at 62 (1900-1962)
Irene Maud Lentz, also known mononymously and professionally as Irene, was an American fashion designer and costume designer. Her work as a clothing designer in Los Angeles led to her career as ...more
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Irene Sharaff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)
Irene Sharaff was an American costume designer for stage and screen. Her work earned her five Academy Awards and a Tony Award.
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Jenna Wright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Jenna Wright
Jenna Wright is an actress.
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Jo Katsaras is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Costume Designers
age 52
Jo Katsaras is a film costume designer.
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Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Costume Designers
age 85
Karl Lagerfeld (10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019) was a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house ...more
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Kate Harrington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Kate Harrington age 58
Kate Harrington is a film costume designer.
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Mitchell Leisen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Dec. at 74 (1898-1972)
Mitchell Leisen was an American director, art director, and costume designer.
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Nina Schelich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Nina Schelich
Nina Schelich is a costume designer.
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Paul Tazewell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Paul Tazewell is a costume designer for the theatre, dance, and opera. He has received five Tony Award nominations for costume design, three Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Costume Design, ...more
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Renié is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Dec. at 91 (1901-1992)
For over three decades, Renie Conley was a prominent Hollywood costume designer noted for clothing the stars in subtle, elegant outfits, as can be seen in the eponymous costumes Ginger Rogers ...more
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Rita Ryack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Rita Ryack is a costume designer who was nominated for an Academy award during the 73rd Academy Awards for Best Costumes. This was for How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She was also nominated for ...more
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Sandy Powell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Costume Designers
age 58
Sandy Powell OBE is a British costume designer. She has been nominated ten times for the Academy Award for Costume Design, winning three for Shakespeare in Love, The Aviator, and The Young ...more
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Travis Banton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Dec. at 64 (1894-1958)
Travis Banton was the chief designer at Paramount Pictures. He is considered one of the most important Hollywood costume designers of the 1930s. He was born in Waco, Texas. Travis moved to New ...more
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Walter Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Dec. at 80 (1902-1982)
Walter Plunkett was a costume designer.
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Wendy Cork is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Wendy Cork
Wendy Cork is a costume designer.
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William Travilla is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Costume Designers
Dec. at 70 (1920-1990)
William Travilla, who went by the professional name of Travilla, was an American costume designer for theatre, film, and television. He is perhaps best known for dressing Marilyn Monroe in eight ...more