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10-01-2005
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Actually, Givenchy designed most of Audrey's outfits in Sabrina (including the white dress that softgrey posted). Edith Head was credited as the costumer for the film (because of her position in the studio) and won an award for it, but it was pretty meaningless since a lot of the clothing was Givenchy's work. After Sabrina, Givenchy became Hepburn's designer for her films.
That's true. She took credit for many of Givenchy's designs.

Also when she first went to interview for that position the sketches she brought were not hers. They were borrowed.

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She was really quite amazing, a Hollywood legend

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she was a marketing and pr genius from what i understand...she was great at self-promotion...so we all know her name...even though there were so many talented costume designers from that era... however...she was talented as well...

her 'signature' look made her instantly recognizable...

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Aaah! Thank you for making this post. She is my favorite costumes designer. I've been a fan ever since I saw her work in "What A Way To Go" when I was much younger. BTW, if you haven't seen, go see it.

She was amazing.

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I just watched The Birds once again, and instantly thought that this thread needs more contributions.

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^ I couldn't agree more. I think it would be great if we could get more images of the costumes on the films she worked on. I'll do my best to help out in that respect. I am a big classic Hollywood fan so I have some films in my collection Edith worked on. Perhaps I can take some screencaptures to share with the group. I agree with you on the beauty of the costumes in The Birds, they're really phenomenal. Tippi Hedren's wardrobe in that film is a testament to classic elegance.

Edith also worked on Hitchcock's Vertigo. The costumes are much more subdued in this film but I still think they're gorgeous. I especially love the white coat Kim Novak wears. Stunning.


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Here is a link to a pretty complete list of films she worked on.

http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0372128/

Her eight Oscar awards were for The Heiress, 1949, Samson and Delilah, 1950, All About Eve, 1950, A Place in the Sun, 1951, Roman Holiday, 1953, Sabrina, 1954, The Facts of Life, 1960, and The Sting, 1973.


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That was an incredible film with incredible costumes. Does anyone have high quality scans of the costumes in The Birds?

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^ I have the DVD right here. I'll try and take some captures today.

Sabrina
Director: Billy Wilder
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Edith and Alfred Hitchcock


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Edith Head's Hollywood book with a foreward by Bette Davis





Edith Head and Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood Costume tests for The Great Race:


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[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/HP_ADM%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/HP_ADM%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.jpg[/IMG]
Costume check photo with Edith Head's notes. Bette Davis wanted a blouse with softness near her face, so if her scripted insults were shot in extreme close-up there would be a contrasting feminity in her attire.
As it looked on the screen.
(Source: Moviediva.com)


(source: fashionencyclopedia.com)



St. Louis Blues




My Geisha


What A Way to Go





Sweet Charity



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Also Edith Head was the inspiration/ the person that the charecter of Edna Mode in The Incredibles was based on.


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