All About Eve. Funny Face. Sunset Boulevard. Rear Window. Sabrina. A Place in the Sun. The Ten Commandments. Scores of iconic films had one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897-1981). She racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a 50-year career. Never before has the account of Hollywood’s most influential designer been so thoroughly revealed--because never before have the Edith Head Archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences been tapped. This unprecedented access allows this book to be a one-of-a-kind survey, bringing together a spectacular collection of rare and never-before-seen sketches, costume test shots, behind-the-scenes photos, and ephemera.