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Books & Magazines November, 15 2010

Edith Head: The 50 year career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer

Eye Magazine turns us onto this book on Edith Head. This book is a retrospective of her career which, to say the least, looks very interesting.

“Edith Head was a legendary costume designer who styled the stars of Hollywood’s golden age – a field which at the time was dominated by men. She received her big break on the film She Done Him Wrong, which starred Cary Grant and Mae West, and featured the often quoted line ‘why don’t you come up and see me some time’. West, who wrote the play Diamond Lil on which the film was based, was typically provocative in her brief to Head: ‘Make the clothes loose enough to prove I’m a lady, but tight enough to show ’em I’m a woman.’”

Read more about Edith Head’s story at Eye magazine and take a leap to see some spreads from the book.

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