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List of Famous Costume Designers

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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 (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 ...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 photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the ...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