Anthony Powell, Three-Time Oscar-Winning Costume Designer, Dies at 85

Anthony Powell, the three-time Oscar-winning costume designer known for helping shape the looks of Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones and Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil, has died.

He was 85.The Costume Designers Guild confirmed Powell’s death on Monday night on Facebook, writing: “Legendary English costume designer Anthony Powell passed away last weekend.

He will be celebrated in a small, private gathering due to Covid restrictions and is survived by two nieces.” According to a Facebook post from fellow designer Scott Traugott, Powell died on Friday evening.Powell’s Academy Awards came for “Travels with My Aunt” (1972), “Death on the Nile” (1978) and “Tess” (1979).

He was nominated for Steven Spielberg’s “Hook” and “102 Dalmatians.”He worked with top directors of the 1970s and ’80s including Spielberg, Roman Polanski, George Cukor and William Friedkin.The British designer is the cousin of fellow costume designer, Sandy Powell.

Born in Manchester, U.

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