Thursday, May 26, 2011

My favorite costume designers

Just a quick little post, i ran across another blog that talks about my second favorite costume designer Colleen Atwood she is amazing.
That got me thinking about my number one Favorite Costume Designer, Edith Head, she designed for all the great movie stars of the 50's and 60's, the dresses that we know stars by were her creations. In her six decades of costume design, she worked on 1131 motion pictures, recieved 35 Academy Award nominations and won 8 Oscars. In addition to her film/costume work, she designed for Advance and Vogue sewing patterns, staged Hollywood fashion shows, wrote many magazine and newspaper columns, and wrote 2 books. She worked at Paramount for 44 years until she went to Universal pictures in 1967. She did all this without any art design or costume design experience, She was hired as a costume sketch artist at Paramount Pictures in the costume department. She than later admitted that she had borrowed another student's sketches for her job interview! Truly amazing woman and a great inspiration.
My third would probably be William Travilla, he designed Marilyn Monroe's costumes in 8 of her films and is responsible for possibly the most famous dress ever worn the white Grecian dress she wears in the infamous scene in The Seven Year Itch.
here are just couple of Head's designs and stars i know you all have seen before.

Audrey Hepburn

Grace Kelly (with Cary Grant my favorite leading man)

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