1940's ADRIAN


Gilbert Adrian (1903-1959) born Adrian Adolph Greenberg, first designed movie costumes for Rudolph Valentino in the mid 1920. He worked for Cecil B. DeMille in 1926, and in 1928 he went to M-G-M. It was here that Adrian made his name as one of the great Hollywood designers, designing the costumes for over 230 movies.

He dressed some of Hollywood’s greatest stars, and was responsible for Joan Crawford’s big-shouldered look that influenced the way American women dressed. He was also known for his glamorous flowing gowns. In 1942, Adrian left M-G-M to open his own design house and shop in Beverly Hills. Due to illness, he retired in 1952.   from Vintage Fashion Guild 

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