Monday, April 26, 2010
Jean Louis. Academy Award winner for Costume Design.
Jean Louis, was a French-born, Hollywood costume designer and an Academy Award winner for Costume Design. Louis worked as head designer for Columbia Pictures from 1944 to 1960.
His most famous designs include: Rita Hayworth's black satin strapless dress from Gilda (1946), Marlene Dietrich's beaded souffle for her cabaret world tours, as well as sparkling gown Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy in 1962.
In 1993, four years after the death of his second wife, Louis married former client Loretta Young (married until his death in 1997).
Actresses Jean Louis designed for:
Rita Hayworth in Tonight and Every Night, 1945, Gilda, 1946, Affair in Trinidad, 1952, Miss Sadie Thompson and Salome, 1953
Irene Dunne in Together Again, 1944
Claudette Colbert in Tomorrow is Forever 1946
Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday, 1950 and The Solid Gold Cadillac, 1956
Gloria Grahame in The Big Heat, 1953
Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity, 1953
Judy Garland in A Star is Born, 1954
Joan Crawford in Queen Bee, 1955
Kim Novak in Picnic, 1955, and Bell, Book, and Candle, 1958
Kim Novak and Rita Hayworth in Pal Joey, 1957
Lana Turner in Imitation of Life, 1959
Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959) and Send Me No Flowers (1964)
Loretta Young for The Loretta Young Show, Television series, 1953-1961
Marlene Dietrich in The Monte Carlo Story, 1957, and Judgement at Nuremberg, 1961
Susan Hayward in Back Street, 1961
Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits, 1961, and Something's Got to Give (unfinished), 1962
Shirley MacLaine in Gambit, 1966
Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing in Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1967Eva Gabor for Green Acres Television series, 1965-1967