Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label by Christian Esquevin. Gilbert Adrian was one of the most influential costume and fashion designers of the 20th century. He designed the screen fashions for Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Norma Shearer, Hedy Lamarr, and many more. When he started his own fashion line in Beverly Hills, the fashion buyers came to visit him.
My book Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label traces his fascinating life: working for Irving Berlin on Broadway, with Rudolf Valentino and Cecil B. DeMille in 1920s Hollywood, helping create the look of 1930s Hollywood glamour as the head designer at the MGM studios, and putting American fashion designers on the world map during the 1940s. The book is lavishly illustrated with photograhs of both stars in Adrian fashions and models from from his couture and ready to wear lines. Published by the Monacelli Press in 2008.