Visions of Edith Head, Legendary Hollywood Costume Designer
“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it,” the legendary costume designer Edith Head once famously quipped. And she was certainly one to know. The incomparable style maven, who started as a humble sketch artist at Paramount Studios in the twenties, rose to become an eight-time Academy Award–winning designer (she won more Oscars than any other woman in history) known for creating some of the most beautiful on-screen looks of all time. From Barbara Stanwyck’s dazzlingly chic wardrobe in The Lady Eve to Ingrid Bergman’s refined gowns in Notorious to Veronica Lake’s seductive outfits in I Married a Witch, and thousands more impeccable ensembles in between, Head brought an air of elegance and flair to every film she worked on—and her influence still echoes through the world of fashion. Today, on what would have been her 118th birthday, we're celebrating this Hollywood style icon by taking a look back at her most ravishing cinema creations.
(Pictured above: Veronica Lake and Joel McCrea in Preston Sturges's 1941 satirical masterpiece Sullivan's Travels)