Here are some great articles about the current nominees:
More of the same of Jaqueline Durran the greatest dress of the year. The part I liked best ends the debate on the one whole dress vs. seperate pieces issue once and for all :
'It also had to survive a secret rendezvous on a bookshelf!
Well, we had lots of the gowns. The fabric was so fine that the bodices kept tearing. We had three or four skirts and 10 bodices and when they tore, we would quickly repair them. But it only took about a day to shoot that scene.- Jacqueline Durran '
... and one of them is being auctioned off here.(Be sure to scroll down to see a good clip of the film showing the dress.)
And a great article that reveals tidbits into the genius that is Colleen Atwood.
Alan [Judge Turpin] was the slightly grubby man-about-town. His clothes have two or three color screens on the fabrics that gave him an oily, slick feeling. Alan and Timothy [Beadle Bamford] are the Romantics, that's what we called them. They are actually a bit more Georgian, the period before the Victorian era, a bit more decadent and flowery.
When people have a great moment in their lives, they tend to stay in that moment stylistically. - Colleen Atwood
(I love how she thinks about that stuff!)
Watch the video here which Alan Rickman talks about his ideas for keeping the guy dirty.