Edith Head

October 29, 2013 by  

Edith Head, “You can lead a horse to water and you can even make it drink, but you can’t make actresses wear what they don’t want to wear,” Edith Head once said.

Edith Head explains how she designed Audrey Hepburn’s character in “Roman Holiday.”

The critically acclaimed costume designer dominated Hollywood’s fashion sets in the 20th century, winning a whopping eight Academy Awards – the most for any woman. Head is most notably recognized for dressing Audrey Hepburn in the film that threw her into the spotlight – “Roman Holiday.” The story of a wealthy princess longing for a normal life required both ball gowns and plain clothing, a feat that won Head best costume design for a black-and-white film in 1954.

“You see, she’s supposed to be a princess disguised as an ordinary girl on the streets of Rome.

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