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She worked on over 1,100 films, was nominated for 35 Oscars (she won 8). She designed costumes for Funny Face, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, A Place in the Sun, The Man Who Would Be King, Barefoot in the Park, Sunset Boulevard, The Great Gatsby, Double Indemnity, and many more.


Her signature glasses, with darkened lenses that were originally blue-tone and later dark grey, had allegedly two purposes—to let her see how the clothes would look on black and white film, and also to afford her privacy, a barrier for a shy person.