The great Hollywood costume designer, Edith Head, and her masterpieces in war movies were Academy Award worthy in the film, From Here to Eternity, 1953, starring Burt Lancaster and Debra Kerr.
Two years later came Brigadoon, and was a docu-war drama graced by the designs of Irene Sharaff, 1954.
War and Peace, with costume designer Marie De Matties, won the Academy Award in 1956.
The Diary of Anne Frank, which featured a first-hand accoung of Jews in hiding during Hitler’s regime in Germany was cause to award costume designers Charles LeMaire and Mary Wills the Academy Award in 1959.
Judgment at Nuremberg designs acknowledged costume designer Jean Louis in 1961
Bound for Glory rewarded William Ware Theiss with an award in 976.
Reds starring Warren Beatty earned Shirley Ann Russell the award for best costumes in 1982.
Schindler’s List, a landmark World War II film rewarded Anna B. Sheppard in 1993 for her costume design.
Braveheart starring and directed by Mel Gibson won awards for costumes during Rob Roy’s conflict against UK countries via Charles Knode in 1995.
The Last Samurai in post-Civil War glory decked out Tom Cruise by award winner Ngila Dickson in 2003.
Troy proves that even Brad Pitt must be dressed carefully, and Bob Ringwood won the award for 2004.