Blast From the Past: Stylist Edith Head
“You can have whatever you want if you dress for it. ”
― Edith Head
The glamour of old Hollywood has long been gone, the days when women dressed in floor length gowns and adorned with jewels at all times. Nothing compared to the affairs, swaray, and clothing styles that you seen on the big screen! Stylist are sought out to make a movie come alive, but not everyone could rise to such a challenge like Edith Head, who was one that always delivered! This eight time Academy Award winner was the stylist that everyone wanted to beat, and hire.
By: Akika Parker
By the climax of her career, Edith worked with some of the most historical actors and actresses to ever see the big screen: Lucille Ball, Audrey Hepburn, Betty Davis, and Elizabeth Taylor. She won academy awards for her roles in “The Heiress” in 1950 and continues to her last which was in 1974 for her costumes in “The Sting.” Edith was and still is one of the greatest costume and stylist’s that Hollywood has ever seen! Take a look at some of her designs as sketches. True talent!
Lucille Ball Bette Davis
Audry Hepburn Elizabeth Taylor
Other various works for movies and starlets by Edith Head:
This is the book she authored titled: “How to dress for success”