“A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes”-Edith Head-

Today’s opening of Google lead me to squeal in excitement as I saw that the Google Doodle was dedicated to one of my favorite costume designers… “Edith Head“. High Five Google!

Edith Head

Lets take a look at some of the amazing designs this 8 time Academy Award winning designer created during her very long career in Hollywood.

Side note: Edith was actually nominated for 35 Academy Awards including every year from 1948 to 1966. WOW! (Ten Things you should know about Edith Head)

The Designer herself-Edith

Edith head

Grace Kelly-“To Catch a Thief”

Grace Kelly-Edith Head

Grace Kelly-Oscar dress 1955

Grace Kelly Edith Head dress

Mary Martin-in Love Thy Neighbor

Mary Martin

Dress for the 1944 movie “Here Come the Waves

Edith head design

Barbara Stanwyck, in a suit by Edith Head for the 1940 film “Remember the Night”.

Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck in “Ball of Fire”, 1941

Barbara Stanwyck-Edith Head

Bettie Davis in “All about Eve”

All about Eve

Madeleine Carroll

Madeleine Carroll

Elizabeth Taylor in Negligee for the movie “Elephant Walk”-1954


Love what you have seen? Want some style tips for Edith herself? Then pick up her book “How to Dress for Success” from 1967.

“You can do anything you want in life if you dress for it,” -Edith Head-

How to dress for Success

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my love of Edith Head designs with me. These images are really only a small portion of the giant collection of clothes she created. I encourage you to do your own research to discover her designs and maybe you will find some new favorites in the process. If you do, I would LOVE to see what you have found.

Liz 🙂

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