Edith Head

Edith Head

by Isabella Alston, Kathryn Dixon

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Edith Head is probably the most iconic of all Hollywood costume designers. Beginning in the early 1930s until her retirement in 1977, Edith Head costumed the stars of over 500 films. With 35 Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design, she won 8—the closest to come to her record is Irene Sharaff, who garnered 15 nominations and 5 wins. Edith Head truly surpassed all of her competition. Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, Lucille Ball, Barbara Stanwyck, Mae West, Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Day, and Katherine Hepburn are just a few of the female stars Head dressed, both in character and as themselves. And winning her last Oscar for The Sting in 1974 meant that her designs for male stars, explicitly Paul Newman and Robert Redford, were superb as well. Her style acumen stretched from the exotic, historical costumes she designed for Samson and Delilah and The Ten Commandments to the classic, timeless costumes she designed for Roman Holiday, To Catch a Thief, and Sabrina. This book is a sampling of Edith Head’s most famous work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844063895
Publisher: TAJ Books International
Publication date: 11/19/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Isabella Alston was born in Los Angeles. As a dual citizen of Switzerland and the U.S., she considers both Europe and America home. Isabella studied Art History and Italian at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She is a free-lance writer, artist, and astrologer currently living on the North Carolina coast with her husband, a U.S. Marine, and their dog, Archer.
The author grew up in South Carolina until she followed her dreams to Wall Street. She now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina— after stops in Los Angeles, Spain, Switzerland, and Charlottesville, Virginia. Her patient, caring and very generous husband makes every day a joy. And guess what? She loves being a girl and always has! She also loves to travel, cook, sew, walk, watch movies, hug her daughter, putter in the garden, dance, write books, snuggle with dogs, and plan new adventures. She comes from a loving and supportive family who has always encouraged her to follow her dreams, that is, if they pass the common-sense test! Being awakened for years as a child with her father’s enthusiastic admonition that “It’s Monday morning, another week in which to excel!” she took that message to heart. Hard work applied to all of her endeavors has been her path to achievement and contentment. She hopes that every girl finds a unique and productive path to her dreams and enjoys every step of the way!

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