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This is an Original Costume Design by Edith Head for the film 'Sabrina' (1954).
It was not actually used until two years later, when Hepburn (for whom Head designed many dresses) wore it in 'Funny Face' (1956).
The artwork is painted in watercolour and pencil onto paper, and is signed in the lower left corner by Edith Head.
Audrey Hepburn's famous gamine style was engineered by internationally acclaimed costume designer Edith Head (1897-1981). In 1932, she applied for a job at Paramount Studios as a sketch artist and was taken on despite having no experience and allegedly borrowing a friend's sketches for her interview. With time, she began to be trusted with up-and-coming stars and in 1938 she became head designer. Despite her tough character, Head was very comfortable dealing with the stars, always making them feel involved in the design process. Consequently, they would repeatedly ask for her to dress them. She developed a good working relationship with Elizabeth Taylor and won an Oscar for her costume design for the actress in A Place In The Sun (1951). She also worked extensively with Alfred Hitchcock, designing Grace Kelly's wardrobe for Rear Window (1954) and To Catch A Thief (1955).
During her prolific 60 year career, Edith Head was nominated 35 times for the Best Costume Design Oscar, including every year from 1948 - 1966, and won eight times. Her abilities extended to a keen sense of self-promotion, making her the most famous film costume designer of all time.
It should come as no surprise then that this design also won the Best Costume Design Oscar in 1954 for Edith Head.
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