The Dress Doctor by Edith Head
Prescriptions for Style, From A to Z

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Edith Head was perhaps the most famous Hollywood costume designer of all time. Long before Rachel Zoe, Andrea Leibermann, Estee Stanley, and Nicole Chavez were styling Hollywood celebrities, eight-time Oscar Award-winning Edith Head was the sartorial sensation behind the silver screen’s most high-profile stars and starlets. The Dress Doctor, adapted from her 1959 autobiography and enhanced with lavish illustrations of her most famous dresses by artist Bill Donovan, revisits the Golden Age of Hollywood with entertaining anecdotes about dressing some of the town’s biggest legends—Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, and Marlene Dietrich, to name a few. In her lifetime, Head was also a sought-after authority by everyday women for her invaluable tips on dressing well: The Dress Doctor includes her witty observations and dispenses the no-nonsense timeless advice for which she was legendary.


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Edith Head (1897-1981), a doyenne of motion-picture costume, was famous for her remarkable career that spanned fifty years and earned her eight Academy Awards, more Oscars than any other woman has won. She was responsible for some of the best-known Hollywood fashion images of her day, with her costumes being worn by the most glamorous and famous actresses in films. Recently, Edith Head's likeness inspired the beloved Pixar character Edna Mode in The Incredibles.
Published June 7, 2011 by Harper Design. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, History, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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