Costumes & Cosplay

List of Famous Costume Designers

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. {#nodes}
  • Hilarie Ros Burton (born July 1, 1982) 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 ...more
  • Donatella Francesca Versace (born 2 May 1955) is an Italian fashion designer and the current chief creative officer of Versace, a division of Capri Holdings. Versace was founded by her brother, ...more
  • George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre and film. He is considered one of ...more
  • Giovanni Versace (Italian: [ˈdʒovanni verˈsaːtʃe]; 2 December 1946 – 15 July 1997) was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house that produces accessories, ...more
  • Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer, businesswoman, and Nazi collaborator. The founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited ...more
  • Michael David Kors (born Karl Anderson Jr.; August 9, 1959) is an American fashion designer. He is the honorary chairman and chief creative officer of his brand, Michael Kors, which sells men's and ...more
  • Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for his own fashion label, Marc Jacobs, and formerly Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, which was ...more
  • Karl Otto Lagerfeld (German: [kaɐ̯l ˈlaːɡɐˌfɛlt]; 10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019) was a German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist who lived in Paris.He ...more
  • Giorgio Armani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒordʒo arˈmaːni]; born 11 July 1934) is an Italian fashion designer. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, ...more
  • Zachary E. Posen (born October 24, 1980) is an American fashion designer. In 2000, Posen received a prominent career opportunity after a dress he made for Naomi Campbell changed hands several times ...more
  • Isaac Mizrahi (born October 14, 1961) is an American fashion designer, TV presenter, and Chief Designer of the Isaac Mizrahi brand for Xcel Brands. Based in New York City, he is best known for his ...more
  • Arlene Carol Dahl (August 11, 1925 – November 29, 2021) was an American actress and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star, who achieved notability during the 1950s. She had three children, the eldest of whom is ...more
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier (French: [ʒɑ̃ pɔl ɡotje]; born 24 April 1952) is a French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer who, in 1982, founded his eponymous fashion label. From 2003 to 2010 he ...more
  • Stella Nina McCartney OBE (born 13 September 1971) is an English fashion designer. She is a daughter of American photographer, musician, and animal rights activist Linda McCartney and former Beatle ...more
  • Christian Dior (French pronunciation: ​[kʁistjɑ̃ djɔːʁ]; 21 January 1905 – 24 October 1957) was a French fashion designer, best known as the founder of one of the world's top fashion houses, also ...more
  • Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, and interior designer, and an Oscar–winning stage and ...more
  • Sabyasachi Mukherji is a costume designer.
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (Spanish: [xoðoˈɾofski]; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French filmmaker. Since 1948, Jodorowsky has worked as a novelist, screenwriter, a poet, a playwright, an ...more
  • Laura "Luann" Bambrough (April 28, 1964 – March 17, 2014), known professionally as L'Wren Scott, was an American stylist and fashion designer. Scott started her career as a model in Paris before ...more
  • Gautami Tadimalla is an Indian film actress who has worked mainly in Tamil films, although she also appeared in successful films in Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada cinema. She is also a ...more
  • Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress (1949) and ending with The ...more
  • Harland Reesor Williams (born November 14, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer, author, artist, musician and radio personality.
  • Mitchell Leisen (October 6, 1898 – October 28, 1972) was an American director, art director, and costume designer.
  • Bob Crowley (born 1952) is a theatre designer (scenic and costume), and theatre director.
  • Joel T. Schumacher (August 29, 1939 – June 22, 2020) was an American filmmaker. Schumacher rose to fame after directing three hit films: St. Elmo's Fire (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), and Flatliners ...more