List of famous male costume designers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male costume designers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being costume designers. There are thousand of males working as costume designers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic costume designers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a costume designer then the people below should give you inspiration.
This list contains people like Frank L. Thompson and Richard Schurkamp.While this isn't a list of all male costume designers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male costume designers?" and "Who are the best male costume designers?"
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; Madonna; Elton John; Cher; Sting and many other celebrities: he was the first designer to link fashion to the music world. Openly gay, Versace and his partner Antonio D'Amico were regulars on the international party scene. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 51 (1946-1997)
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italysee more on Gianni Versace
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 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 art-related projects. He is well recognized around the world for his trademark white hair, black glasses, and high starched collars. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germanysee more on Karl Lagerfeld
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 personal fortune of $8.5 billion as of 2013. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Piacenza, Italysee more on Giorgio Armani