Edith Head Quotes
I've dressed thousands of actors, actresses and animals, but whenever I am asked which star is my personal favorite, I answer, 'Grace Kelly.' She is a charming lady, a most gifted actress and, to me, a valued friend.
My motto is that the audience should notice the actors, not the clothes.
Every different director has another language - for instance, Hitchcock does not like any bright color ever, unless the story says 'there goes the girl in a red dress.'
What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen, he's become a different person.
Building a proper wardrobe is like building a home. Indeed, you should think of it like a home, because it is something you're going to live in. It must be comfortable and suit all your needs.
Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will - like an instinct.
Many women have asked me if it is possible to have a well-built wardrobe on a limited budget. 'Money,' I tell them, 'is no guarantee of taste, and an overstuffed wardrobe is often as bare as a skeleton when it comes to wearable apparel.'
I have yet to see one completely unspoiled star, except for Lassie.
Even the most beautiful legs - Marlene Dietrich's, for instance - look better when the kneecap is covered.
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.
With women, there's a basic female instinct of caring deeply about the way they look; women stars have a narcissist complex.
Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.
I have yet to see one completely unspoiled star, except for the animals - like Lassie.
Many faux pas of fashion can be avoided if you curb your instinctive desire to buy things with your heart instead of your head.
I always wear beige, black or white. For one thing I look good in them. For another, when I'm beside a star at a fitting, and she looks into the mirror, I don't want to be competing in any way.
As women, we all have certain weaknesses. I know one who can't resist pretty shoes but has nothing suitable to wear with them. Others adore frilly lingerie but never have any money to buy outer clothing.
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