A costume designer who has had her hand in creating some of the most beautiful costumes in period dramas, Sandy Powell is definitely being welcomed into my Hall of Fame! She has been nominated seven times for an Academy Award and won twice for Costume Design for "Shakespeare in Love" and "Aviator". Here's hoping that she's recognized for her work this year for "The Young Victoria"!
Here are some of the costumes that she's helped bring to the screen.
This wedding dress is fit for a queen! Oh wait, she is one!!
Made from silk with original antique blond lace
around the neck and sleeves.
The dress is made from a silk embroidered with flowers. The fabric is original Victorian
and came in very narrow lengths so they had to match the background colour
with another fabric to make up the dress.
Far From Heaven
Gangs of New York
Interview with a Vampire
Other Boleyn Girl (King Henry)
Other Boleyn Girl (Anne Boleyn)
Other Boleyn Girl (Mary Boleyn)
Wings of a Dove
Shakespeare in Love
(Oscar award for Costume Design)