Adrian

Adrian_02Adrian Greenberg better known simply as Adrian was one of Hollywood’s greatest costume designers. He was discovered by Irving Berlin in Paris. Adrian’s gowns were glamorous and his costume designs defined characters. He was the head costume designer for Cecile B. DeMille (1926-1928) and the chief costume designer for MGM (1928-1941). His contribution to fashion cannot be measured.

Some of the movies he designed costumes for include A Sainted Devil (1924), The Women (1939), and Dinner at Eight (1933). Adrian also designed Dorothy’s iconic dress and ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz (1939). The Women included an Adrian fashion show in Technicolor. He is also known for his period costumes like those in Camille (1936). He designed costumes for over 200 movies.

The Women

Ruby slippers Oz

Stars Adrian dressed include: Joan Crawford, Katherine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo and Norma Shearer.

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In 1941 Adrian opened his own salon in Beverly Hills (Adrian Ltd.) He designed an exclusive ready-to-wear line that was sold in one store in each city.

Adrian died in 1959 of a heart attack.

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