Discover Some of the Best Costume Designers in the World of Cinema – With the Oscars fast approaching we at CovetED decided to show you the work of some of the best costume designers of Hollywood.
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The most prestigious name within the Costume Design Industry in Hollywood is, without a doubt, the Hollywood Icon Colleen Atwood. She’s one of the costume designers with the most numbers of Nominations in the Costume Design Category of the Oscars. Atwood, aged 69, has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design twelve times, winning four times for the films “Chicago” (2002), “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005), “Alice in Wonderland” (2010), and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016).
Even though she currently has 12 nominations for the Oscars, Atwood is still very distant of the nominations attributed to the most iconic costume designer of Hollywood: Edith Head. She died in 1981, but until her death, she managed to win a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, namely for the films “The Heiress” (1949) and “The Sting” (1973). She was nominated 35 times for the Oscars!
These year’s nominees for the Academy Award of Best Costume Design include Jacqueline Durran (“Beauty and the Beast” and “Darkest Hour”), Mark Bridges (“Phantom Thread”), Luis Sequeira (“The Shape of Water”) and Consolata Boyle (“Victoria and Abdul”).
Within this pristine group, Jacqueline Duran is the most popular! She won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for the drama “Anna Karenina” in 2013 and has a total of six Oscar nominations in her resumé. She’s famous for her period costumes and gained considerable attention with her amazing work in the “Pride and Prejudice” film adaptation in 2005.
But the main favorite in this category for this year’s Oscars is another Hollywood veteran: Mark Bridges. This is his third nomination, but he worked as Costume Designer in more than forty Hollywood productions. He won an Oscar for Best Costume Design for his work on “The Artist” in 2012. His other nomination was for the thriller “Inherent Vice” in 2014. His amazing work in the movie “Phantom Thread” puts him as the favorite to win this year’s Oscar for Best Costume Design.
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So here you have it. Will you cheer for Duran or Bridges at the Oscars? Or will you favor one of the newcomers? Let us know
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