Edith Head is, with Milena Canonero, my favourite Film Costume Designer. She styled great films like Vertigo, Sabrina, The Great Gatsby, A foreign affair, The Sting… and many more. I consider her as a true genius.
I found some days ago these series of drawings she made for some of her books, along with some quotes and recommendations:
— Don’t let your clothes be fitted too tightly. Even a perfect figure looks better if it doesn’t resemble a sausage. Only bathing suits should “fit tight.”
— Don’t wear a date dress when you’re arriving for a day’s work at the office. The dressy dress, the low-necked lacy blouse, the glitter sweater and all of the glitter category belong to after-dark.
— Don’t be too different. You don’t want to dress like the herd, but you don’t want to look like a peacock in a yard full of ducks. Being too much of an individualist is not being well-dressed.
— Don’t feel that you must look “dressed up” when going to a party. A simple dress is safer if there’s a question of what to wear. Plus, you will be much more comfortable simply dressed than overdressed.
— Don’t be afraid to wear a becoming costume many times. It’s an old-fashioned idea that you must have a new dress for every occasion or party. Even if you have the money to do so, it isn’t necessary. The modern approach is to change accessories; seems like I wrote that just last week.
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The woman that designed the superhero costumes in The Incredibles was based on her.