Elisabeth isn’t old enough to have a blog of her own, so I told her that whenever she felt like getting a blog post out of her system, she could write it out and I’d publish it over here, because I think it’s a good idea to sometimes liven up one’s blog with a fresh voice. She’s rather obsessed with the fashions of the forties, fifties, and – to some extent – the sixties, so as soon as I offered to let her guest post, she knew she wanted to write something on the subject, and it was neat to see what she came up with. For a first-time blog post, I think she did an excellent job and I look forward to reading more of her writing in the future (both through these guest posts and, in time, her own blog). Enjoy!
Today I want to talk about Edith Head because she was a genius. She was the greatest designer in history and I love just about all of her designs so I want to share my top 10 (and believe me it was hard to choose just 10).
Judy’s (from White Christmas) white dress that she wears to the cast party.
I really like the waist and the sash and the sparkly top. I personally think that this dress has a kind of Christmas-y feel to it.
Betty’s dress that she wears to the cast party (also from White Christmas).
I love this dress. It’s more or less an ordinary dress, but Edith Head gives it some nice details and it becomes perfect. I love the neckline – it’s so original – and I like the color.
Ann’s dress thoughout the movie (from Roman Holiday).
From the little neck-tie right down to the sandals, this outfit is perfection. My favorite thing about it is the shoes, I just love them.
Ann’s dress at the very end (also from Roman Holiday).
This dress is very pretty and very lacy. I always think of it being pink or an off white.
Lisa’s black and white dress (from Rear Window).
I don’t normally like tulle but this dress is gorgeous. I like the black leaves that look almost like they’re connecting the top and the bottom.
Lisa’s white and orange dress (also from Rear Window).
I just love this dress – it’s so pretty and the orange flowers on it are lovely .
Frances’s pink dress (from To Catch A Thief).
I also love this dress and the little pink scarf she has to match it . It’s all so lovely .
Frances’s white dress (from TCAT).
I really like the top part of this dress, the way it’s all criss-crossy . I love the way it floats over her body .
Frances’s blue dress (from TCAT).
This dress is so gorgeous. I love the blue shawl because it’s attached to the dress and I also like how Edith Head added a streak of dark blue in the dress.
Frances’s gold dress (from TCAT).
From the very first time I set eyes on this dress, I loved it. I love the butterflies that go up the skirt and how the skirt is kind of swept to the side. I also like the butterfly in her hair. Edith Head made it in such a way that even though it’s gold, it’s not gaudy, which is good.
So, there you have them – all 10. I hope you liked this post and please tell me which dress is your favorite.