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Edith Head

Movie costume designer Edith Head, in signature sunglasses, standing behind dressmaker's model and holding up dotted black tulle in front of her, in her studio . Hollywood, CA . Photo by Allan Grant

Edith Head....fashion desighner from the past A designer who didn't take herself too seriously...humility rules!

Edith Head, American costume designer who won eight Academy Awards, more than…

I have always adored Grace Kelly's style.  Her fashion is absolutely timeless.  This is the fabulous dress she wore in the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Rear Window" and is my personal favorite of her many gorgeous outfits.  If I ever get nominated for a Tony (or an Oscar--I'm flexible), I am having a designer duplicate this dress for me to wear to the ceremony!

Grace Kelly: Floating on Chiffon

Edith Head

Edith Head work for Travis Banton who designed gowns for Marlene Dietrich. Marlene also wore dresses by Dior embroidered by….

Edith Head's timeless advice on how to build a wardrobe while not exactly a "capsule wardrobe" article, most of the information here  is CRITICAL to building one

Hollywood stylist Edith Head: Lessons in old-school glamour

Edith Head's timeless advice on how to build a wardrobe while not exactly a "capsule wardrobe" article, most of the information here is CRITICAL to building one

Edith Head sketch for Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963)

Illustration - Edith Head Sketch for Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds", 1963

Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design. Head managed to get a job as a costume sketch artist at Paramount, without any relevant training. She first acquired notability for Dorothy Lamour’s  sarong, and became a household name after the Academy Awards created the category of Costume Designer in 1948.

mariposima: nypl: Edith Head, iconic costume designer who dressed up such films as Vertigo, Sunset Boulevard, and Double Indemnity (lest we forget Eye of the Cat and The Cat and the Canary) was born today.

Carole Lombard, 1930s via bridiequilty

Browse 70 Years Since Death Of Actress Carole Lombard latest photos. View images and find out more about 70 Years Since Death Of Actress Carole Lombard at Getty Images.

Edith even wrote a book on it: "How to Dress for Success" by Edith Head, and here's one of her illustrations. #ModCloth #styleicon

A selection of illustrations by designer Edith Head, from the 1967 Random House edition of her book How to Dress for Success. A selection of illustrations by designer Edith Head, from the 1967 Random House edition of her book

Edith Head and Gloria Swanson, 1950. Ms. Head designed Ms. Swanson's wardrobe for Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard.

Phenomenal costume designer, Edith Head & Gloria Swanson at the time of the shooting of Sunset Blvd.

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