The genius behind Hitchcock’s most famous costumes…

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.

© Edith Head in 1954. Upon received her 5th Oscar that year, this is what she had to say:
” I’m going to take it home and design a dress for it!”

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Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

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