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'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' - Nominee: Jacqueline West Jacqueline West had to design costumes that matched the main character's life span, from 1918 to 2005, encompassing 1920s New Orleans, 1940s merchant marine-wear and 1960s bohemia. West was previously nominated in 2000 for 'Quills.' This red gown was designed for Cate Blanchett's character Daisy.

Jacqueline West for 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' 2009 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design - NY Daily News

Anna Karenina-the film’s eponymous heroine (Keira Knightley) dons a dramatic black silk taffeta ball gown, a color deliberately chosen to respect Tolstoy’s version. “It was not so much about the elements of the dress, but the way it framed her,”

Oscars 2017: The Academy's picks for best costume design

This look by designer Albert Wolsky shows Kate Winslet's character in 'Revolutionary Road.'  The subdued 1950s tones run counter to the roiling emotions driving Frank and April Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet).

Oscars 2017: The Academy's picks for best costume design

This look by designer Albert Wolsky shows Kate Winslet's character in 'Revolutionary Road.' The subdued tones run counter to the roiling emotions driving Frank and April Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet).

As Madonna’s stylist for over the past 15 years, designer Arianne Phillips had a big task at hand when it came time to create a 1930s wardrobe for the edgy singer’s period piece. After immersing herself in periodicals, books and film clips about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the New York-born designer produced a countless amount of costumes, with as many as 60 pieces alone for the character of Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough).

Arianne Phillips for 'W.E.,' 2012 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

As Madonna’s stylist for over the past 15 years, designer Arianne Phillips had a big task at hand when it came time to create a wardrobe for the edgy singer’s period piece. After immersing herself in periodicals, books and film clips about

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Colleen Atwood for 'Into the Woods,' 2015 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design - NY Daily News

First-time nominee Michael O'Connor designed a style that complements the film's opulent, detail-rich decor and production design, as heightened as the wigs that sit atop star Keira Knightley's head.

Oscars 2017: The Academy's picks for best costume design

Oscars The Academy's picks for best costume design: Knightley plays the character Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire.

Keira Knightley and costume designer Jacqueline Durran donate a dress from #AnnaKarenina to the Hollywood Costume Exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London!

Keira Knightley delivers her 'Anna Karenina' dress to the Hollywood Costume exhibit

Keira Knightley and costume designer Jacqueline Durran donate a dress from AnnaKarenina to the Hollywood Costume Exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London!

Over the course of the film, the monarch-to-be's wardrobe goes through a drastic change filled with darker colors and fitted gowns. Powell said, 'Once she becomes queen, she gets to make her own decisions and her style becomes more streamlined and sophisticated.'

Oscars 2017: The Academy's picks for best costume design

Academy Award best costume design nominee Catherine Martin for 'The Great Gatsby.'

Catherine Martin for 'The Great Gatsby,' 2014 - Oscars 2017: The Academy's picks for best costume design

Colleen Atwood for 'Into the Woods,' 2015 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design - NY Daily News

Once Emma finds herself in the middle of a love affair, her happiness is expressed in bright tangerine and scarlet red ensembles. 'In an environment dominated by luxury, Emma had to be the supreme synthesis of luxury itself, yet purified by the trappings of power,' Cannarozzi told fashion website Nowness. 'She had to be an iconic image, solemn, like in Russian art.'

Antonella Cannarozzi for 'I Am Love,' 2011 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

Once Emma finds herself in the middle of a love affair, her happiness is expressed in bright tangerine and scarlet red ensembles. 'In an environment dominated by luxury, Emma had to be the supreme synthesis of luxury itself, yet purified by the trappings of power,' Cannarozzi told fashion website Nowness. 'She had to be an iconic image, solemn, like in Russian art.'

Michael O’Connor designs nominated for the film "Jane Eyre."

Michael O'Connor for 'Jane Eyre,' 2012 - Photos - Oscars picks for best costume design

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