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Edith Head:Style lessons from a costume designer

It’s really an understatement to call the legendary Edith Head simply a ‘costume designer.’ She certainly was that, and a whole lot more. Even as a junior-high-school nerd, I knew who she was. 417 more words


Style Files: Costume Designers at the Oscars

I did not watch the Oscars, but boy did I hear about the backlash about costume design winner, Jenny Beavan and what she wore. I had to check it out for myself and my first thought was that she looks like a rad biker. 918 more words

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Fashion Icons

I’d like to focus now on Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly as fashion icons. Unfortunately, many people remember them only for that and not for their acting skills, but it’s a worthy subject to talk about. 2,919 more words

Edith Head: You Go To My Head

You go to my head
And you linger like a haunting refrain
And I find you spinning round in my brain
Like the bubbles in a glass of… 124 more words

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Fashionable Quote of the Week by Edith Head

Just after Dior brought out the New Look, every film I had done in the past few months looked like something from the bread lines … I vowed I would never get caught by a fashion trend again … When skirts became full, I widened mine gradually. 124 more words


Fashionable Quote of the Week by Edith Head

… Ginger wore one of the most expensive costumes in Hollywood history. It has come to be known as the Mink Dress, but actually it was a mink over-skirt which was lined with sequins, worn over a matching sequined bodysuit. 149 more words


The Heiress (1949) Miss Olivia .... Day 5

As the 1940’s came to a close, Olivia de Havilland delivered what surely must be considered her finest dramatic role if not her best  performance period in this William Wyler film. 666 more words

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