Edith & her 8 Oscars

She won 8 Oscars, over a 50 year career in films – AND is suspected to be one of the most likely inspirations for Edna Mode, the cartoon clothes designer in “The Incredibles”.  Hardworking – she claimed to work 15 hours a day for 6 days a week.

Here she is, in person, interviewed, presenting some of her clothes designs and making bold statements:

“Anything is available to the woman who dresses right”.

She’s asked how to dress a woman to look thinner?  Her reply:

“Colour, fabric and pattern… darker, flatter and less shiny”


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