Famous Costume Designers

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 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 Magdalena Biedrzycka, Sheppard made many films with directing masters like Steven Spielberg or Roman Polański. She has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Schindler's List in 1993 and The Pianist in 2003, and a third nomination for Maleficent shared with Jane Clive. She was also nominated for a BAFTA Award for Schindler's List and César Award for The Pianist. Sheppard's work with Thomas Casterline on Dragonheart earned her a 1997 Saturn Award nomination as well.
  • Christine Laurent is a film director, costume designer, actress and screenwriter.
  • Ellen Mirojnick is a costume designer.
  • Helen Rose
    Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)
    Helen Rose (February 2, 1904 – November 9, 1985) was an American costume designer and clothing designer who spent the bulk of her career with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
  • Irene
    Dec. at 61 (1900-1962)
    Irene Maud Lentz (December 8, 1901 – November 15, 1962) 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 a costume designer for films in the 1930s. Lentz also worked under the name Irene Gibbons.
  • Irene Sharaff
    Dec. at 83 (1910-1993)
    Irene Sharaff (January 23, 1910 – August 10, 1993) was an American costume designer for stage and screen. Her work earned her five Academy Awards and a Tony Award.