The Dress Doctor
Before there was a throng of celebrity stylists permeating our culture, the legendary Edith Head was dressing Hollywood's most fashionable women and men on screen and off, and lending her sartorial wisdom to eager women across the country. With more than 80 chic, colourful, especially commissioned illustrations, this charming volume is brimming with a mix of informative and amusing fashion sound bites from a to z. Readers will relish Head's classic style tips, benefiting from her timeless expertise on developing a personal style, assessing one's figure and dressing to flatter it, building a wardrobe, and judging quality. They'll love her many entertaining inside stories on dressing Hollywood's leading men and women - Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, and many more - and looking at Bil Donovan's gorgeous re-creations of Head's most famous costumes.
Edith Head is indisputably the most famous costume designer of all time. During her 44 years at Paramount Pictures (1923-1967), she dressed Hollywood’s biggest stars and created some of Hollywood’s most iconic fashion images. She won eight Academy Awards for Costume Design. Her star shines on on Hollywood Boulevard.