ADRIAN
(1903-1959)



"When Garbo walked out of the studio, glamour went with her, and so did I."

Adrian of MGM was the most famous couturier of Hollywood. He was solely responsible for creating the screen fashion image of Garbo. He liked her and she liked him. Adrian understood Garbo, and her image, and what went well with her persona and looks. Everything he designed for Garbo was copied by the fashion industry and emulated by her female fans.

Adrian & Garbo (1929)

in a NYC taxi 1935

Mata Hari (1931)
The skullcap

in a NYC taxi 1935

As You Desire Me (1932)
The Garbo beret

Making Eyes

The Painted Veil (1934)
Chinese pillbox hat

Black velvet gown

Susan Lenox (1931)
Lounging penthouse outfit

Adrian Sketch

Mata Hari (1931)
Adrian sketch

Susan Lenox

Mata Hari (1931)
Exotic gown

Inspiration-Black velvet gown

Inspiration (1931)
Black velvet gown

As You Desire Me (1932) Black Pirouette Suit

As You Desire Me (1932)
Black pirouette suit

As You Desire Me (1932)

As You Desire Me (1932)

Black velvet gown

The Painted Veil (1934)
Evening gown

Adrian Sketch

The Painted Veil (1934)
Adrian winter coat with hat

Exotic Gown

Anna Karenina (1935)
1870s Russian aristocrat dress

Black velvet gown

Anna Karenina (1935)
1870s costume

Adrian Sketch

Camille (1937)
Costume sketches

Exotic Gown

Camille (1937)
White costume with straw hat

Black velvet gown

Conquest (1937)
Adrian sketch

Adrian Sketch

Conquest (1937)
Empire costume with hat

Exotic Gown

Ninotchka (1939)
Nightclub gown

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