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Mar272011

edith head for lisa fremont

If I were to ever be granted three wises, I know that one of them would be to commission Edith Head to design my entire wardrobe. Above are her personal watercolor + pencil sketches for three of Grace Kelly’s costumes as Lisa Fremont in "Rear Window" - they were auctioned off at Christie’s this past November, fetching upwards of $12,821. I've been dying to have a dress made just like the one in the third sketch for years! It seems very timely as ballet-inspired clothing is all the rage these days, don't you think?

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Reader Comments (8)

Oh my goodness this lovely thank you for sharing!

03.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

These are so delicately done and tres lovely.

Edith Head was one of the greats; what talent, imagination and sense of proportion she had! Thanks for posting!

03.28.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Edith Head is one of the great ones. Lovely posting.

03.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinnea

So beautiful! I love seeing the sketches of designer's work. Being let into their process is very special. Thanks for sharing these!

03.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

These pictures are wonderful....so happy you shared, I had never seen them before!
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Rear Window is one of my absolute favorite movies. I happened to come upon your blog via sunshine on a cloudy day, and I'm so glad that I did. These sketches made my day!

04.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

Love these! I was recently in a hotel that had a sketch by Edith Head for one of Audrey Hepburn's outfits in Sabrina. It was in my hotel room and I looked at it every day - so inspiring.

04.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDianna Castner

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