Thanks to the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, you can enjoy an online custume exhibit featuring the work of legendary designer Edith Head, who worked on costume design for more than 1,000 movies. According to the WCFTR, “Head was the head costume designer at Paramount Pictures for 44 years, and worked for Universal for another 14.”
During her long career, Edith Head received 35 Oscar nominations for costume design and carried home the gold statuette eight times.
Head’s papers, including sketches for many of her designs are available to scholars who make the trip to the WCFTR to study them. This FREE online exhibit makes many of them available to anyone with a computer, Internet access, and Adobe Flash Player. If you don’t have the latter installed on your computer, you’ll find a download link on the exhibit’s main page.
These exhibits are no longer available online.