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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)

Dita Von Teese is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Hilarie Burton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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, ...more

Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Gianni Versace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous 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 ...more

Coco Chanel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Michael Kors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Giorgio Armani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Zac Posen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Zachary E. "Zac" Posen is an American fashion designer.

Isaac Mizrahi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Isaac Mizrahi is a film director.

Arlene Dahl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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.

Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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.

Christian Dior is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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.

Cecil Beaton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Sabyasachi Mukherji is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Sabyasachi Mukherji is a costume designer.

Alejandro Jodorowsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

L'Wren Scott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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 ...more

Gouthami Tadimalla is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Gautami Tadimalla is an Indian film actress who works in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada cinema. She is also an television actress, television host and known costume designer.4

Edith Head is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Edith Head was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress and ending with The Sting. Born and raised in California, ...more

Harland Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Harland Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where he worked for five years as a forest ranger before moving to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. He has had a number of very memorable film roles ...more

Mitchell Leisen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Mitchell Leisen was an American director, art director, and costume designer.

Bob Crowley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Bob Crowley is a theatre designer, and theatre director. Born in Cork, Ireland, he is the brother of director John Crowley. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has designed over ...more

Joel Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Joel T. Schumacher is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Some notable films he has directed include The Incredible Shrinking Woman, St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys, Cousins, ...more

Andy Milligan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Andy Milligan was an American playwright, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, film editor, producer, and director, whose work includes 27 films made between 1965 and 1988.

Edward Gorey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and ...more

Geoffrey Holder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Geoffrey Lamont Holder was a Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, director, dancer, painter, costume designer, and singer.

Bob Mackie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Robert Gordon "Bob" Mackie is an American fashion designer, best known for his dressing of entertainment icons such as Carol Burnett, Cher, RuPaul, Barbara Eden, Bette Midler, Diana ...more

Manish Malhotra is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Manish Malhotra is one of India's most successful fashion designers. Malhotra has designed for many leading actresses in Bollywood. He is known in the Indian film industry for his different ...more

Kermit Love is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Kermit Love was an American puppeteer, costume designer, and actor in children's television and on Broadway. He was best known as a designer and builder with the Muppets, in particular those on ...more

Hubert de Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy is a French aristocrat and fashion designer who founded The House of Givenchy in 1952. He is famous for having designed much of the personal and ...more

Yannis Tsarouchis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Yannis Tsarouchis was a Greek painter.

Anney McKilligan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Anney McKilligan Anney McKilligan is an actress and a costume designer.

Catherine Martin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Catherine Knapman is a film producer.

Oleg Cassini is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Oleg Cassini was an American fashion designer born to an aristocratic Russian family with maternal Italian ancestry. He came to the United States as a young man after starting as a designer in ...more

Emanuel Ungaro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Emanuel Ungaro is a French fashion designer.

Julie Harris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Julie Harris is a British costume designer. Born in London, Harris began her career in 1947 at Gainsborough Pictures with Holiday Camp, the forerunner of the Huggett family film series. She ...more

Malin Persson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Malin Persson is a fashion model from Sweden. Today, Persson works as a full-time model, mainly in Paris, New York and Milan. She lives in Rome with her husband Damiano Mazzarella and her son

Patrick Norris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Patrick R. Norris is an American television director. His directing credits include Chuck, Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Hidden Palms, Related, Bones, North Shore, The ...more

Karan Johar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Karan Johar, often informally referred to as KJo, is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television personality who is primarily known for his work in ...more

Norman Norell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Norman Norell was an American fashion designer known for his elegant suits and tailored silhouettes. The son of a haberdasher, from early childhood Norell had an ambition to become an artist. ...more

Asghar Farhadi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Asghar Farhadi is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. For his work as a director, he has received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, among many ...more

Andrzej Wajda is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Andrzej Wajda is a Polish film and theatre director. Recipient of an honorary Oscar, he is possibly the most prominent member of the unofficial "Polish Film School". He is known ...more

Julie Taymor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Julie Taymor is an American director of theatre, opera and film. Taymor's work has received many accolades from critics, and she has earned two Tony Awards out of four nominations, the Drama ...more

Pierre Cardin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Pierre Cardin, born Pietro Cardin, is an Italian-born French fashion designer who was born on 2 July 1922, at San Biagio di Callalta near Treviso. Cardin is known for his avant-garde style and ...more

Elsa Schiaparelli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Elsa Schiaparelli was an Italian fashion designer. Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. ...more

Arnold Scaasi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Arnold Scaasi is a Canadian fashion designer who has created gowns for First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush, in addition to such notable personalities as ...more

Robert Indiana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
Robert Indiana, born Robert Clark, is an American artist associated with the pop art movement. His "LOVE" print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965, ...more