Gowns By Adrian : The MGM Years 1928-1941
Gowns by Adrian : The MGM Years 1928-1941
From the moment he arrived at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Gilbert Adrian established himself as a Hollywood fashion force. Believing that costume can mirror a character's mood, he transformed his leading ladies into icons of style. Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow and many others relied on Adrian to help them interpret their roles and make them glamorous. This illustrated volume, the result of 10 years' research, including celebrity interviews and access to MGM files, traces Adrian's career at the studio and his influence on American fashion. It features photographs from classic films such as "Grand Hotel", "Queen Christina", "The Women" and "The Philadelphia Story", as well as costume sketches and a step-by-step rendering of a dress for Garbo.
From Publishers Weekly
The famous 1930s Hollywood couturier Adrian is handled with kid-gloves in Howard Gutner's Gowns by Adrian: The MGM Years 1928-1941, the first book on the designer. Ever the perfectionist, "he treated the costumes of a chorus girl or extra with the same care, taste, and wit that he lavished on Garbo's crinolines in Camille," says Gutner. Replete with images Eva von Berne in petit point lace; Madge Evans in fluted...