Antonio Castillo (costume designer)

Antonio Canovas del Castillo ( b. 1908 in Madrid, † 1984) was a Spanish fashion designer and costume designer, who in 1972 won an Oscar for Best Costume Design.


Castillo worked as a fashion designer in the Parisian fashion studios of Robert Piguet and Jeanne Paquin, before becoming head of the fashion department of the company of Elizabeth Arden in 1942 and 1948, the Neiman Marcus Award for Fashion won. In 1950 he joined, founded by Jeanne Lanvin fashion company and until 1963 worked as chief designer of the fashion house in Paris.

For the costumes in the performances of the written by Leroy Anderson musicals Goldilocks 1959 he received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Costume Design. After retiring from the Lanvin fashion company he founded in 1964 with Castillo his own fashion studio, which he gave up in 1969.

At the Academy Awards in 1972 won Castillo, who worked only at the Costume Features of three films, along with Yvonne Blake won an Oscar for Best Costume Design for the staged by Franklin J. Schaffner historical film Nicholas and Alexandra (1971 ) about Czar Nicholas II of Russia and his wife Alexandra starring Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman and Roderic Noble in the lead roles. At the same time both were nominated for this award for the best costumes for the British Academy Film.