How to Dress for Success (Hardcover)

By Edith Head, Edith Head (Illustrator), Joe Hyams (With)
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"You can do anything you want in life if you dress for it," says Edith Head in How to Dress for Success. Would you like to look younger, prettier, slimmer? Would you like to attract a new man and hold on to the current one? Would you like to get a better job and earn more money? Then this is your book. Edith Head (1897-1981) dressed stars from Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn. This reprint of Head's 1967 tome serves as a timeless reference to looking your best. Head offers no-nonsense, and often hilarious, fashion advice. Illustrated with Head's original black-and-white line drawings and packaged with a chic cloth cover, this pocket-size guide is packed with smart tips on how to accessorize, dress for all occasions, and develop your own personal style.

Praise for How to Dress for Success:

"While much of Head's advice seems from a bygone culture (whatever happened to hostess pajamas?), her basic ideas are timeless. If you are willing to follow her occasionally rigid prescriptions, you will look good." 
-The Wall Street Journal

"The advice is nearly half a century old but still right as rain . . . The circa-1967 tome has been reprinted by book publisher Abrams in a snazzy, lavender cloth-bound cover that matches the book's snappy but ladylike tone." 
-The Los Angeles Times

"Legendary costume designer Edith Head dressed everyone from Audrey Hepburn to the recently departed Elizabeth Taylor in her heyday, and the sartorial wisdom she picked up along the way still has surprising resonance decades after the Mad Men era. The recent re-release of her style book, How to Dress for Success, is full of amazing advice that's as useful in 2011 as it was when it was first published in 1967." 
-Glamour.com

About the Author


Edith Head (1897-1981) is indisputably the most famous costume designer of all time. During her forty-four years at Paramount Studios, she dressed Hollywood's biggest stars and created some of the most iconic fashion images on film. In the course of her career, she received thirty-four Oscar nominations for costume design and won the award eight times. She also dispensed her advice to countless women through newspaper columns, magazine articles, television and radio shows, and her two books, The Dress Doctor and How to Dress for Success. She is honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, along with other luminaries of the silver screen past and present.

Edith Head (1897-1981) is indisputably the most famous costume designer of all time. During her forty-four years at Paramount Studios, she dressed Hollywood's biggest stars and created some of the most iconic fashion images on film. In the course of her career, she received thirty-four Oscar nominations for costume design and won the award eight times. She also dispensed her advice to countless women through newspaper columns, magazine articles, television and radio shows, and her two books, The Dress Doctor and How to Dress for Success. She is honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame, along with other luminaries of the silver screen past and present.

Joe Hyams (1923 2008) was a Hollywood columnist who wrote for the New York Herald Tribune and many other publications. He wrote or co-wrote some 30 books, including James Dean: Little Boy Lost in 1992.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780810921337
ISBN-10: 0810921332
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication Date: April 2011
Pages: 181
Language: English