If you were on a deserted desert island, and the only way to get off was to think about Hollywood’s most famous fashion designer, wouldn’t you think of Head? Of course you would. Edith Head is easily the most famous costume designer in Hollywood history. And today is her birthday.
She costumed more than a thousand films (11 of them for Alfred Hitchcock, and she won 8 Oscars over a career that spanned sixty years.
In her honor, here are a few videos:
And, from Turner Classic Movies, this really fantastic clip.
And, from the L.A. Times this very fine article on how Edith Head’s Legend Endures.