American costume designer Edith Head won eight Academy Awards
More than any other woman. Working for Paramount and Universal, her designs were used prominently in films over several decades. Her designs for the Little Women television mini-series were well received. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, starring Steve Martin and Carl Reiner, was her last film. She re-created fashions of the 1940s, extensively referencing the film clips from classic film noir motion pictures. The film was dedicated to her memory.
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