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Saturday, April 9, 2011

thoughts on: Edith Head: A Complete Treasury

Edith Head: A Complete Treasury of the Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume DesignerEdith Head: A Complete Treasury of the Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer by Jay Jorgensen

Sometimes, I simply like to look at beautiful things, and Edith Head certainly designed beautiful things.  I skimmed through the text, picking out stories that interested me, but, primarily, I looked at the sketches and photographs of 50 years of costume design. 

An interesting tidbit for you:  Edith Head rarely used patterns and kept her designs conservative (as in not "fashion of the moment") because she did not want the stars to appear out of date by the time the movies were released, which was often a year after filming.

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