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Beautiful red dress, it's old but it looks modern.

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Adrian Strapless Evening Gown
1940s
Of black crepe, two-piece, the hip length strapless bodice embroidered with band of foliate pattern worked with gold and green sequins, pearls and beads, the slim skirt sewn with side draped panels emanating from front and back center horizontally stitched panels, size 4, labeled: Adrian Original.
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Adrian Lame Dinner Suit
1940s
Two-piece, comprising a short coat dress of silver and gold floral pattern lame, fitted at waist, with flared skirt, curvilinear seaming around shoulders, sewn with decorative strips and loops at shoulder and waist, prong-set pearl buttons, the slim skirt of chocolate brown silk crepe, size 8, labeled: Adrian Original.
Very good condition, except lame tarnished.
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Adrian Blue Wool Suit
1940s
The jacket hip length, with broad shoulders, left side closure, and asymmetrical jagged cutout collar, sewn with self inset diagonal bands ending with rounded tabs and accented with large mother-of-pearl buttons, straight skirt, size 8, labeled: Adrian Original.
Very good condition, one small piece removed from hem interior.
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Definitely my favorite costumer from the silver-screen of Hollywood days..I pick him over Banton and Irene anyday!

I used to have a book on his costumes, and I remember seeing this long feathered dress he made for Ginger Rogers, and what struck me most was that even though the picture was well over 50 years old., that same dress could easily fit in in modern times in any of the couture shows!

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love the dress marlene dietrich wore when her boyfriend <or husband?> drank the poisoned drink meant for her. lovely lovely lovely.

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Publicity still for 1930's "Romance" shot by George Hurrell.
Garbo is wearing one of Adrian's creations.

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I love the outfits with the tassels, I think such an interesting idea
I wouldn't have thought military, looking at it

The designer looks quite nice
They say he designed the costumes for The Wizard of Oz w/ Judy Garland

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Lovely thread, Dos Violines! Here is a link to his filmography and articles: http://www.filmreference.com/Writers...n-Gilbert.html, and http://imdb.com/name/nm0012424. Link to many images from the 1938 version of Marie Antoinette: http://www.antoinettescloset.com/1938normashearer.htm.

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Adrian Custom Hat $1200. Hats by Adrian are rare. The Adrian exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art features this design. It is underpriced vs. intrinsic value.


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1940s Fine wool gabardine in a warm purplish brown.


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1945 silk. In February 1945 Adrian was awarded the third annual American Fashion Critics Award. Thirty-two of the designer's garments were displayed at the award ceremony, including this ensemble which was part of his "Modern Museum" collection. With a palette inspired by Cubism, Adrian extended the abstractions of his earlier designs of the 1940s. Harper's Bazaar described this series as, "intricate as a puzzle and as modern as Picasso." Exploiting the dynamism of the Futurists and the geometric minimalism of the Constructivists, the interconnecting cell-like shapes reflect an abstract bimorphism. Adrian, however, eschewed the utopianism of the Futurist and Constructivist movements with a design philosophy that was firmly grounded in the realities of American life.


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Great find SomethingElse

Never knew he was inspired by Cubism!

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c. 1949 ADRIAN ORIGINAL Black Crepe 2-piece Late Day Dress! Coveted Designer! I've always wanted to offer an Adrian dress to you, but frankly couldn't find one that I loved enough! However, then came this dress! Be still my heart! I didn't press it as I preferred not to abuse it - and as it will wrinkle in the mail to you anyway, I figured I'd give the dress a break - so please just overlook the wrinkles. Otherwise, it's near mint! Black crepe 2-piece dress. Simple straight skirt trimmed in a triple tier tassel fringe. Oh, and then that amazing top!! Dripping in the same tassel fringe around neckline, yoke, under bust and sleeves! Front and back! Matching self tie belt at waist. Covered button back with require a friend to help dress you.. and plenty of time! Gorgeous goods! I'm assuming you know Adrian? "Hollywood's Famed Dress Designer". From 1928-1941 Gilbert Adrian dressed Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Joan Crawford for MGM. in 1941, he opened his own boutique to offer his renowned dresses to all. Many Adrian dresses are currently in Museum collections across the country. Tassels seem to have been a favorite of Adrian.... and of those I've seen, this dress ranks better than most!! FYI, a print material Adrian dress sold for $5,000 at Doyle's Auction House, New York in May 2002.
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I have great book on Adrian, if I have time I'll do some scanning.

Making a thread on travis benton is a great idea!

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I have great book on Adrian, if I have time I'll do some scanning.
I can't wait

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