Oct 28, 2013

The Edith Head Google Doodle: Who Wore the Dress? And in What Film?

I've been sitting here admiring the lovely new Google doodle, which was created to celebrate the October 28 birthday of eight-time Oscar winning costume designer Edith Head. I couldn't believe that I did not immediately determine the film and star connected with each dress. This woman is one of my favorite designers!

So far I've figured out the following:

-I'm pretty sure that gorgeous white gown on the far left was worn by Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun (1951). Apparently this is design that launched a million imitations, many of them worn to the prom.

-That sassy yellow dress is definitely from Sex and the Single Girl (1964), worn by Natalie Wood. Page down to see a photo and sketch here.

-The elegant blue dress was worn by Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief (1955). You can see a sketch and photo here.

-That snappy green suit is the first one I recognized. Who could forget it after what happens when Tippi Hedren wears it in The Birds (1963)?

Those red dresses have me stumped. Anyone know about them?

Update: I've seen from a few sources that the red and gold gown on the end was worn by Jo van Fleet in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). I don't remember that movie well enough to be sure. Here's a sketch on Pinterest.

Update II: Is the red gown with the fur trim supposed to be from White Christmas (1954)? The shade looks different than in this photo.

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