I don’t think clothes make the woman. I am a firm believer that women make clothes. To me a woman should be like a beautiful jewel and the clothes just a setting or a background. Chic, stylish, flattering but basically simple.
– Helen Rose (1904-1985), Head Costumer for MGM Studios from 1943 to 1960.
After Ms. Rose’s long stint at MGM (and two Academy Awards) she went on to design her own women’s clothing line and write a fashion column. She worked with Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Lauren Bacall just to name a few.