Edith Head (1897-1981) was a brilliant Hollywood fashion designer who collaborated with Hitchcock on many of his films.She has won 8 Academy Awards & 35 nominations, more than any other woman. Her first job was as a teacher of French, Spanish and Art at the Bishop School for Girls at La Jolla, California. She got into films by answering a wanted ad as a sketch artist for Paramount. She also executed the design of Hubert de Givenchy for Audrey Hepburn’s famous gown !
She is the costume designer on Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), Sunset bvd (1950), The Sting (1973), All About Eve (1950), A Place In The Sun (1951), Sullivan’s Travels (1941) & nearly every dressed every diva in a Paramount film.
© A final collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock & Edith Head. On the set of “Family Plot” (1976)
© Edith Head with her sketches. It is said they were mainly drawn by her students.