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Sandy Powell (II)

Sandy Powell was born on April 7, 1960 in Wandsworth, London, England as Sandra Jane Powell. She is known for her work on The Young Victoria (2009), Carol (2015) and Far from Heaven (2002). See full bio »

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The Young Victoria Costume Designer
Carol Costume Designer
Far from Heaven Costume Designer
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There is obviously more vintage stuff in America. It's a bigger country. There are even people who collect and sell and deal vintage underwear, which was useful to use or copy. The girdles and all that stuff you can still buy. Big old American ladies wear them. See more »


As of 2020, she has contributed with the costume design of nine films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Crying Game (1992), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Hugo (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Favourite (2018), and The Irishman (2019). Of those, Shakespeare in Love (1998) and The Departed (2006) are ... See more »


Frequently works with Todd Haynes and Martin Scorsese since she served as costume designer for Haynes's 5th film: Velvet Goldmine (1998), and for Scorsese's 19th film: Gangs of New York (2002).

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