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Famous Costume Designers

Updated January 30, 2020 4.3k views38 items

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.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous costume designers?" and "Who are the best costume designers?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

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    Anna Biedrzycka-Sheppard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Costume Designers
    Anna Biedrzycka Sheppard is a Polish costume designer. She graduated with architecture from... more on Wikipedia
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    Christine Laurent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Costume Designers
    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
    Ellen Mirojnick is a costume designer.
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    Helen Rose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Helen Rose

    Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)
    Helen Rose (February 2, 1904 – November 9, 1985) was an American costume designer and clothing... more on Wikipedia
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    Irene is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Irene

    Dec. at 62 (1900-1962)
    Irene Maud Lentz (December 8, 1901 – November 15, 1962) also known mononymously and... more on Wikipedia
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    Irene Sharaff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Irene Sharaff

    Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)
    Irene Sharaff (January 23, 1910 – August 10, 1993) was an American costume designer for stage... more on Wikipedia
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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
    Jo Katsaras is a film costume designer.
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    Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Costume Designers
    Karl Otto Lagerfeld (German: [kaɐ̯l ˈlaːɡɐˌfɛlt]; 10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019) was a... more on Wikipedia
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    Kate Harrington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Kate Harrington

    Age: 59
    Kate Harrington is a film costume designer.
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    Mitchell Leisen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Mitchell Leisen

    Dec. at 74 (1898-1972)
    Mitchell Leisen (October 6, 1898 – October 28, 1972) was an American director, art director,... more on Wikipedia
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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 an American costume designer for the theatre, dance, and opera and... more on Wikipedia
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    Renié is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Renié

    Dec. at 91 (1901-1992)
    Renié Conley (July 31, 1901 − June 12, 1992) was a prominent Hollywood costume designer.
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Sandy Powell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Costume Designers
    Sandy Powell (born 7 April 1960) is a British costume designer. She has been nominated for... more on Wikipedia
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    Travis Banton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Travis Banton

    Dec. at 64 (1894-1958)
    Travis Banton (August 18, 1894 – February 2, 1958) was an American costume designer. He is... more on Wikipedia
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    Walter Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Walter Plunkett

    Dec. at 80 (1902-1982)
    Walter Plunkett (June 5, 1902 in Oakland, California – March 8, 1982) was a prolific costume... more on Wikipedia
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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

    William Travilla

    Dec. at 70 (1920-1990)
    William “Bill” Travilla (March 22, 1920 – November 2, 1990), known professionally as Travilla,... more on Wikipedia
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    Mikael Sharafyan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Mikael Sharafyan

    Age: age 34
    Mikael Sharafyan is a costume designer and an actor.
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    Colleen Atwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Costume Designers
    Colleen Atwood (born September 25, 1948) is an American costume designer. Atwood has been... more on Wikipedia
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    Mary Zophres is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Costume Designers
    Mary Zophres is an American costume designer who has worked in the film industry since 1989.... more on Wikipedia
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    James Acheson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Costume Designers
    James Acheson (born 13 March 1946) is a British costume designer. Born in Leicester, England,... more on Wikipedia
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    Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Costume Designers

    Edith Head

    Dec. at 84 (1897-1981)
    Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a... more on Wikipedia
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