Google celebrates Edith Head

Search engine Google is celebrating costume designer Edith Head today, October 28, with a doodle dedicated to what would have been her 116th birthday.

Recognised as one of the most successful costume designers of all time with eight Oscars to her name and more than 400 films, the doodle features the designer standing in front of six of her creations.

With a career that spanned six decades, Head created costumes for some of the most iconic films including Audrey Hepburn's Roman Holiday and Funny Face, Grace Kelly’s Catch A Thief and Elizabeth Taylor's Place in the Sun.

The designer also created red carpet gowns including Grace Kelly’s pale blue gown that she wore to receive her Best Actress Oscar in 1955.

Head started her fashion career as a costume sketch artist for Paramount Pictures, where she stayed for over 40 years, before joining Universal Pictures. She died of myelofibrosis, an incurable bone marrow disease, in 1981.


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