Long before notable stylists became as famous as the Oscar-winning movie stars, legendary costume designer Edith Head cast Hollywood’s most fashion-conscious women and men on the screen, giving women across the country radio and television. Now, The Dress Doctor has returned to this special edition of the original volume, an alphabetical tale of the art of dressing and dressing Hollywood, with specially commissioned illustrations and the best advice and stories stolen word for word from the original book.
From Audrey Hepburn to Zooture, The Dress Doctor is packed with Head’s timeless tips: her expertise in developing a personal style, decorating her own figure, building a wardrobe, and judging quality. Their prescriptions for various activities, from archery to house cleaning to roller skating, are an enchanting blend of constant chic ending, now over time, tongue in chic. Fashion illustrator Bil Donovan’s stunning re-creations of Head’s most famous dresses, along with illustrations of countless other stylish ensembles, brings the designer’s work back to life with the Hollywood icons Grace Kelly, Katharina Hepburn, Mae West, Cary Grant, and many others.
This irresistible love the movie and the glamor of Old Hollywood.