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Sandy Powell OBE (born 7 April 1960) is a British costume designer. She has won the Academy Award for Costume Design for Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Aviator (2004), and The Young Victoria (2009). She has also received nine BAFTA Award nominations, winning for Velvet Goldmine and The Young Victoria. She won numerous other awards in costume design for the latter film. She is frequently associated with Martin Scorsese, having designed the costumes for six of his films.
Powell attended Saint Martin's School of Art in London, before completing her degree, due to offers of work from, amongst others, Derek Jarman. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to the film industry.
Powell is a cousin of the equally successful costume designer, Anthony Powell.