Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an award-winning costumer designer in Hollywood. Here you can see her working on a dress for Grace Kelly (Grace's name is written on the neck of the mannequin - get your magnifying glasses out ladies!) This film costume designer dressed the most ravishing of film stars including Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Audrey Hepburn.....
She worked for Paramount Pictures and for Universal Studios. During her career she was nominated for 35 Academy Awards, every single year from 1948 right through to 1966. She actually landed an Oscar 8 times - no other female landed so many Oscars in her life!
It is understandable that she strongly influenced what women of her day wore and even wrote books about fashion.
Later over the coming days, I'll be posting all about one special lady who has come to know Edith Head really well and up close. Keep following for a sensational interview with a lady who is keeping Edith Head's legend alive.
(Images courtesy of Margaret Herrick Library AMPAS)