A pivotal point in his design career was when he was asked by actress and director Eva Le Gallienne to design costumes for her 1947 production of Alice in Wonderland. He would go on to create costumes for more than 100 stage shows, including more than 70 on Broadway including productions of Stalag 17, Dial M for Murder, and The Teahouse of the August Moon. He also designed the costumes for the original Broadway productions of No Time for Sergeants, The Night of the Iguana, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and What Makes Sammy Run?.
He also worked extensively in film as well as in television and dressed many stars including Gloria Swanson, Kirk Douglas, Bette Davis, Rosalind Russell, Elizabeth Taylor, and Katherine Hepburn. Among his notable credits was his 17 years of designs for the Hallmark Hall of Fame series. His Hallmark series work included Hamlet, The Green Pastures, and The Magnificent Yankee, for which he was nominated for the very first Emmy Award for Costume Design. Taylor was nominated for four Emmys and won for the PBS production Actor: The Paul Muni Story. The Costume Designers Guild gave him a lifetime achievement award in 2004 for his contributions to television.
Here is a link to a great video interview for the Archive of American Television that the Television Academy Foundation conducted with Taylor in 2005 about his career – http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/noel-taylor
Also here is a link to an excellent article on his work in the New York Times – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/15/arts/design/15taylor.html