“Audrey arrived at Edith’s hotel room wearing a dark suit with white collar and cuffs, a sprig of white lily-of-the-valley in her buttonhole and white gloves. ’This was a girl way ahead of high fashion,’ according to Edith. ’She deliberately looked different from other women and dramatized her own slenderness into her chief asset…But what impressed me most was her body. I knew she would be the perfect mannequin for anything I would make. I knew it would be a great temptation to design clothes that would overpower her. I could have used her to show off my talents and detract from hers, but I didn’t. I considered doing it, believe me.’ That she did not was a testimony to Edith Head’s cool professionalism - and Audrey’s polite but firm insistence on her own ideas.” (quote taken from the book Enchantment by Donald Spoto)
Edith Head, American costume designer, first worked with Audrey on the movie Roman Holiday. Both Edith and Audrey won Oscars for the movie Roman Holiday, Edith for Best Costume Design and Audrey for Best Actress in a leading role.
Photograph: Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn help Edith Head celebrate her birthday, 1955.