Got start designing a hit production of the opera "Carmen" starring Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa
Worked as a costume designer for the Welsh National Opera, the Ballet Rambert, the Nederlans Dans Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company
Began association with Ismail Merchant and James Ivory working on Peggy Ashcroft's costumes for the British TV movie "The Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures"; also appeared in the film as a governess
Assisted costumer Judy Moorcroft on "The Europeans", her first feature credit for Merchant Ivory
Designed costumes for the Merchant Ivory production "Jane Austen in Manhattan"
First of nine films (to date) co-designing with James Bright, Merchant Ivory's "The Bostonians"; received first Oscar nomination
With Bright, designed the Oscar-winning costumes for Merchant Ivory's "A Room With a View"
Reteamed with Bright to design the costumes for "Maurice", her sixth Merchant Ivory film; garnered third Academy Award nomination
Marked her first non-Merchant-Ivory features with work alongside James Bright as costume designer for Piers Haggard's "A Summer Story" and Nicholas Meyer's "The Deceivers"
Along with James Bright, costumed the cast of Bob Rafelson's "Mountains of the Moon"
Created clothing for The Disney Channel movie "Back Home"
Collaborated with James Bright on the costume design for the snowbound adventure feature "White Fang"
Returned to solo costume designing with work on James Lapine's 19th Century comedy-drama "Impromptu"
Designed the costumes for Syd Macartney's Victorian era drama "The Bridge"
Reteamed with Bright and Merchant Ivory for "Howards End"; received fourth Academy Award nomination
Designed the costumes for the prewar Germany-set "Swing Kids"
Worked again with John Bright in Merchant-Ivory's "The Remains of the Day"; picked up fifth Oscar nod
Designed the costumes for Caroline Thompson's "Black Beauty"
With Bright, designed the costumes for "Jefferson in Paris", another Merchant Ivory effort and Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility", the latter earning the pair another Oscar nomination (her sixth)
Worked with director Franco Zeffirelli as costume designer of "Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre"
Designed the costumes for the 1924 French sequence of Adrian Lyne's "Lolita"
Picked up an Emmy for her period designs for TV miniseries "Jane Austen's Emma"
Costumed the cast of Philip Saville's "Metroland"; released theatrically in USA in 1999
Designed the ornate costumes for "Ever After", Andy Tennant's revisionist take on "Cinderella"
Reteamed with Zeffirelli as costumer for the directors 1930s Italy set drama "Tea With Mussolini
Earned seventh Academy Award nomination for her lavish costumes for Tennant's "Anna and the King"
Nominated for eighth Academy Award as costumer of Robert Altman's "Gosford Park"
Earned praise for costuming the Lindsay Duncan-Alan Rickman London stage revival of "Private Lives"; production transferred to Broadway in 2002
Created the costumes for "Possession", Neil LaBute's adaptation of the A.S. Byatt novel