Google’s Homepage Pays Homage to Costume Designer Edith Head
From Hithcock to Hedren to Hepburn, Edith Head was one of Hollywood’s most celebrated costume designers. Edith Head, the subject of today’s Google Doodle, still holds the record for most Oscar wins by an individual woman: eight, all for her costume designs. Most of these wins came in the early 50s, including two for Audrey Hepburn movies, Roman Holiday and Sabrina, but it was Head’s work on a string of Alfred Hitchcock films that have ensured her place in the cinematic firmament.
Head, though, was a costume designer in an era before couture took over the movies: in fact, her films with Hepburn were a key transitional point. In Sabrina Hepburn wore Givenchy (uncredited) for her Paris scenes, but it was Head who took the Oscar. For Breakfast at Tiffany’s, eight years later, Givenchy received full credit, with Head as “costume supervisor”. Read the full story on The Guardian.