Today, Google devotes its Doodle
to Edith Head, the Oscar-winning costume designer responsible for some of Hollywood's most instantly recognizable looks. Among the many, many dresses she designed were Audrey Hepburn's royal gown for Roman Holiday
and Hedy Lamarr's midriff-baring number in Samson and Delilah
. She created the dress Bette Davis wore in All About Eve
, when the actress delivered her famous line: "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." But, that's hardly all. The prolific Head created costumes for over 400 motion pictures. "I've designed films I've never seen," she once said.
She was also a trailblazer. Head was the first woman to run a major movie studio's costume department, and she is still the only woman to have ever won eight Academy Awards. She was nominated for 35.
Head was instantly recognizable herself with her severe, fashion-forward style. Her trademark sunglasses were actually blue-tinted lenses that allowed her to gauge how a color would read on-screen.
In honor of Head, who passed away in 1981, we've rounded up five of her most iconic looks. Click through to check 'em out.