A style icon from the past

In addition to blogging here at Indie Fixx, I also write for other publications. I recently wrote a piece for a series on historical fashion icons at Vintage Fashion London about Edith Head. If you aren’t familiar with her, Edith Head is probably the most well-known and iconic costumer in the world of Hollywoodfilm. Her career spanned 58 years and she dressed everyone–Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Robert Redford, Steve Martin,  Elizabeth Taylor, Ingrid Bergman, and many more.

I didn’t quite get searching for Edith Head pics  out of my system by writing my article, so I thought I’d share some more here.

via shop pink clouds. this design was actually by Givenchy, but Edith Head won the Oscar for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and never gave credit to Givenchy. a bit of a controversy.

via tumblr – Audrey Hepbrun in Sabrina.

via just a little face – Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun.

via sleepless in rhode island. Rosemary Clooney in White Christmas.

via lisa’s history room Grace Kelly in Rear Window.

via Silverbluestar – Dorothy Lamour in Jungle Princess

via cinema style. Bette Davis in All About Eve

via judy and friends. Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.

via clothing and fashion encyclopedia. Edith Head dressing Sophia Loren.

via stirred, straight up, with a twist. Lucille Ball in Facts of Life.

Edith Head

Quote from Edith Head.


  1. Wow Jen, they are absolute stunners! Love that beading on Dorothy Lamour’s dress – too too glamourous.

    And I’ve never seen a pic of Edith before now – but surely she was used as a model to create the character of Edna in The Incredibles 😉

  2. I recognize many of these dresses from some of my favorite films. How did she know what would be ideally unique for each star? Amazing creativity. The sketches are so beautiful. Thank you for a lovely post…

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