Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen: The Iconic Legacy of Edith Head

Edith Head was a woman with a vision. She became the most well-known costume designer of the 1940s, with her prolific career spanning over 1,000 movies, countless looks, and styling tips that will last a lifetime. Edith has said that she lied her way into her first sketch artist position at Paramount Studios. At that point, she had little experience in costume design, but 20 years later she became the chief designer at Paramount. Her reign there continued for 29 more years until leaving to work with Universal Studios. Head always had an eye, direction, and was an undeniable force in film and fashion. Edith stays winning! She holds 8 Academy Awards and has 35 nominations to her name. Almost every prominent actor was dressed by her during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Head worked with figures like Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Grace Kelly. She is a true inspiration to all women and reminds us to take control of our life, wardrobe, and that it is never too late to strive after what we want. She leaves us with one piece of advice, “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” 

Check out her most iconic looks of Old Hollywood:


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