Edith Head quotes

  • Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.
    -- Edith Head

    #Fashion #Dresses #Enough

  • You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.
    -- Edith Head

    #Inspiring #Fashion #Dresses

  • Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will - like an instinct.
    -- Edith Head

    #Fashion #Language #Instinct

  • A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
    -- Edith Head

    #Fashion #Stars #Clothes

  • You can lead a horse to water and you can even make it drink, but you can't make actresses wear what they don't want to wear.
    -- Edith Head

    #Horse #Water #Want

  • Building a proper wardrobe is like building a home. Indeed, you should think of it like a home, because it is something you're going to live in. It must be comfortable and suit all your needs.
    -- Edith Head

    #Home #Thinking #Needs

  • What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he's become a different person.
    -- Edith Head

    #Believe #Magic #Doe

  • Many women have asked me if it is possible to have a well-built wardrobe on a limited budget. 'Money,' I tell them, 'is no guarantee of taste, and an overstuffed wardrobe is often as bare as a skeleton when it comes to wearable apparel.'
    -- Edith Head

    #Skeletons #Guarantees #Taste

  • Just imagine dressing the two handsomest men in the world, and then getting this!
    -- Edith Head

    #Men #Two #World

  • There's no such thing as a standard size movie star, or woman for that matter.
    -- Edith Head

    #Stars #Matter #Size

  • many women dress for men before marriage, and for women after marriage ...
    -- Edith Head

    #Men #Clothes #Dresses

  • The cardinal sin is not being badly dressed, but wearing the right thing in the wrong place.
    -- Edith Head

    #Clothes #Sin #Cardinals

  • Clothes are the way you present yourself to the world; they affect the way the world feels and thinks about you; subconsciously they affect the way you feel and think about yourself.
    -- Edith Head

    #Thinking #Clothes #World

  • Life is competitive; clothes gird us for the competition.
    -- Edith Head

    #Clothes #Competition #Life Is

  • Marlene Dietrich and Roy Rogers are the only two living humans who should be allowed to wear black leather pants.
    -- Edith Head

    #Two #Clothes #Black

  • We ask the public to believe that every time they see an actress or actor that they are a different person.
    -- Edith Head

    #Believe #Different #Actors

  • As women, we all have certain weaknesses. I know one who can't resist pretty shoes but has nothing suitable to wear with them. Others adore frilly lingerie but never have any money to buy outer clothing.
    -- Edith Head

    #Shoes #Weakness #Lingerie

  • Even the most beautiful legs - Marlene Dietrich's, for instance - look better when the kneecap is covered.
    -- Edith Head

    #Beautiful #Looks #Legs

  • I have yet to see one completely unspoiled star, except for the animals-like Lassie.
    -- Edith Head

    #Stars #Animal #Lassie

  • We don't make glamorous movies today. Everything now is very realistic, artistic - and depressing. When is the last time you you saw a wonderful musical or a fabulous fantasy?
    -- Edith Head

    #Depressing #Musical #Today

  • Growing old gracefully used to begin at about 35, but today women prefer to 'stay young gratefully' with thanks to designers, beauticians and plastic surgeons.
    -- Edith Head

    #Growing #Today #Thanks

  • The subjective actress thinks of clothes only as they apply to her; the objective actress thinks of them only as they affect others, as a tool for the job.
    -- Edith Head

    #Jobs #Thinking #Clothes

  • I assure you that even the most beautiful women are not pretty all over. They have merely learned to use clothes deftly enough to give others the impression that they are.
    -- Edith Head

    #Beautiful #Clothes #Giving