28 October 2013

Edith Head Tribute

Today is the 116th anniversary of Edith Head's birth on October 28, 1897 in San Bernardino, California. Google is honoring the occassion with a doodle that pays tribute to probably the most important costume designer in the history of film. The winner of eight Academy Awards, Head dressed some of the greatest actresses of her day including Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Ingrid Bergman, Olivia de Havilland, Marlene Dietrich, and Grace Kelly. 

Grace Kelly in a gown from Rear Window (1954)

Head designed Kelly's amazing wardrobes for Rear Window (1954) and To Catch a Thief (1955). In Rear Window, Kelly wears the gown pictured above when she makes her memorable entrance, zooming in to kiss James Stewart. 

The Google doodle is only up today so be sure to check it out here. And Happy Birthday, Edith Head!

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