Edith Head: "Sabrina" & "Penelope" gowns

The Google banner for Edith Head has inspired me to repost this article from a few years back on her design for "Sabrina" in 1954. I am adding a great illustration for Natalie Wood's role in "Penelope" from 1966 as well.

Edith Head illustration for Audrey Hepburn as "Sabrina"


This look is so classic and as perfect for this New Year's as it was in the 1950's. You can whip up your own version with a 1950's vintage sewing pattern such as Simplicity 3002. Current retro style patterns Vogue #8874 or #8789 when sewn up in black also have this vintage look with its horizontal neckline. Wouldn't that be fun!

For the Natalie Wood film "Penelope", in 1966 Edith designed a dramatic wedding gown with a "hi-lo" hemline that is alot like what we are seeing so much of in gowns right now. This was to have had a very Mod look to it, with an "A" line open lattice cage shape over a little shift dress.

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