Edward Stevenson: the costume designer responsible for Citizen Kane and so much more!

I’d like to talk about one designer of the golden era who set the mood perfectly with spot on wardrobe: Edward Stevenson, pictured on the right.

His designs often made the scene:

And, they always set the character:

Pictured below, a perfectly framed example of costume design: the weak slovenly father, the child bundled against the snow, the high hat banker in his fur trimmed coat, the prim buttoned up mother signing away her son…

And then there was the glamour, for which Edward Stevenson was famous — beautiful gowns — often on films he was called in just to design eye popping garments such as this:

Thank you to Elizabeth Jacox! The Stevenson Collection is housed at Idaho State University Special Collections:

http://www.isu.edu/library/special/mc111.htm

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