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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
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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 once married to Marilyn Manson. ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Pornographic actor, Stripper, Pin-up girl, Model, Author, + more

Credits: Bettie Page Reveals All, Crazy Horse, Paris with Dita Von Teese, Playboy: Girlfriends 2, Doppelherz

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Hilarie Burton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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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 wider recognition with leading roles in the films Our Very Own, Solstice and The List. She starred as Sara ...more

Age: 34

Birthplace: Sterling, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: VJ, Film Producer, Actor

Credits: One Tree Hill, The Secret Life of Bees, White Collar, Solstice

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Donatella Versace is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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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, Donatella's brother, Gianni Versace, launched a perfume dedicated to her, Blonde, and gave her his own diffusion ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Reggio Calabria, Italy

Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer

Credits: Mademoiselle C, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Dior and I, The Devil Wears Prada

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#75 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

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Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Costume Designers
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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 notably Caesar, a groundbreaking Broadway adaptation of Julius Caesar; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1915-1985)

Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor, + more

Credits: Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, F for Fake, Confidential Report

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#55 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#8 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#99 on Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

#24 on The Greatest Artists With Only One Masterpiece

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