02 December 2011

Classic Actresses in Stunning Adrian Dresses

Remember the extravagant costumes and gowns in films such as "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936), "Camille" (1936), "Marie Antoinette" (1938) and "The Women" (1939)?

Adrian Adolph Greenberg (1903-1959) (or more known as Adrian) was a famous American costume designer known for his costumes for over 250 films, mostly Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer films during the 1930s and 1940s, and for his  long-time work with some of the greatest leading actresses during this period (many of the ladies pictured below).
Sadly, he was never nominated for an Academy Award.

He was famously quoted:

"It was because of Garbo that I left M-G-M. In her last picture they wanted to make her a sweater girl, a real American type. I said, 'When the glamour ends for Garbo, it also ends for me. She has created a type. If you destroy that illusion, you destroy her.' When Garbo walked out of the studio, glamour went with her, and so did I."

Here are just a few examples of some of his riveting collections worn by our stylish icons:

Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer
Katharine Hepburn

Jean Harlow

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo with the designer himself

And not to forget: Judy Garland's iconic red shoes!