We'll be rooting on
at this year's Oscar ceremony to win Best Costume Design. To celebrate costume design throughout the years, here’s a look at the illustrious history of this category from the Warner Bros. Film Library. From the sumptuous silks and brocades of Inherent Vice to the bikinis and linens of Amadeus , we invite you to feast your eyes on these Best Costume Design winners through the years! Night of the Iguana This Year's Nominee
Capturing the spirit of hippie culture in Los Angeles, 1970, costume designer Mark Bridges has nabbed his second Oscar nomination.
No detail overlooked, Viveca Lindfors as Queen Margaret and Errol Flynn as Don Juan wait while a crew member makes last-minute costume adjustments.
Behind-the-scenes with Leslie Caron (
not in costume) who plays Lise Bouvier, as she admires the costume sketches done by designer Orry-Kelly.
Wardrobe sketch by production and costume designer Cecil Beaton for Leslie Caron as Gigi.
Fraser Clarke Heston (yes, son of Charlton) during a fitting for his gladiator costume. He played young Moses. A rather intimidating one at that, in his baby booties.
As a broken-down, aging and forgotten starlet, Bette Davis gave life to the character Jane Hudson. Norma Koch was the mastermind behind the costume design that helped give the character such an unforgettable sadness and cruelty.
Cyril Delevanti and Deborah Kerr sweating it out genteelly in the tropics.
1965 publicty shot of a few of the award-winning costumes from
Doctor Zhivago, that made it through the brutal weather conditions of filming.
Looking beautifully of-the-time, Elizabeth Taylor as Martha.
John Truscott, who won the Oscar for Best Costume Design, meticulously, cares for the couture costumes of
The forever-sassy Maggie Smith as the title character, Aunt Augusta Bertram.
Any fan of costume dramas knows that
Barry Lyndon is a must-see. The elaborate gowns and rich fabrics and period details helped make this Kubrick film a classic.
In their skimmer hats, blazers and striped ties, Milena Canonero created an Olympic uniform for the boys of
Chariots of Fire.
Christine Ebersole as Katerina Cavaleri, in a 17th century-style wig and hat with F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri. The heralded film was a feast for the senses.
The film won 11 Acadmey Awards in 2003, with its beautifully robed elves and kings, it's no surprise that Best Costume Design was among the honors.
An all-star cast (pictured here are Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes, Adam Scott as Johnny Meyer, Jude Law as Errol Flynn, and Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn) meant all the more opportunity for all-star costume design.
Catherine Martin took home the Oscar for her work on
The Great Gatsby. The film also inspired collections with Prada and Brooks Brothers. Related Articles: