This short doco on Edith Head, costume designer for Sunset Boulevard, is mainly hosted by a lipsticked and powdered David Cherichetti, which gets an added laugh when he comments on Edith's own eccentricity of wearing dark glasses. The story given behind her behavior is that she wanted to make herself look inscrutable, though we are told to the contrary that she was a master people person and therefore presumably wouldn't need to be so hidden. The real reason may be that she thought it gave her a mystique that her school-marm look otherwise denied.
Points of interest here include Head's savvy in incorporating ideas of stars (which she claimed as her own) to get them to request her again, the designs for Audrey Hepburn for Roman Holiday and Gloria Swanson for Sunset Boulevard that hid the actresses' flaws (collarbone and waist, respectively), how Elizabeth Taylor's tulle evening gown from A Place in the Sun was much copied, and that her favorite director was Alfred Hitchcock and favorite film was To Catch a Thief.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?