During the silent era, a number of women worked as writers and directors in the nascent film industry but as the talkies approached, women were largely excluded from these positions. Highly creative women were thus shunted over to the technical trades. However, this did not mean that female creativity was entirely suppressed. In the case of wardrobe designer Edith Head, a highly creative storyteller found her means of expression, not with camera and typewriter, but rather with sketch-pad and sewing machine. Here are some of Edith Head’s greatest triumphs in the field of storytelling via costume.