ADRIAN: AMERICAN DESIGNER – HOLLYWOOD ORIGINAL
Multipurpose Room, Veterans Memorial Building, Tuesday, July 18th at 7PM
In the early days of Motion Pictures, films were known for their beautiful and elaborate costumes. They would often set the fashion trend for the era and the public would try to imitate their favorite stars by dressing in their style. Film Costume Designers became as famous as the stars they dressed. Some designers were so famous they went by only one name.
On July 18th, the Culver City Historical Society will honor one of those famous and talented Costume Designers, ADRIAN. Richard Adkins, former curator of The Hollywood Heritage Museum will present a pictorial look into the designer whose MGM credit was “ Gowns by ADRIAN”.
During his tenure at MGM from 1925-1942, ADRIAN designed costumes for all the top studio stars, Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Jean Harlow and many others. He is best known for The Wizard of Oz and over two hundred other MGM films. Following his time designing for film, he turned to commercial fashion and became known as the third most successful American designer of His era.
Richard Adkins will give us a glimpse into the life and career of ADRIAN starting with his time at MGM in Culver City and beyond. Please be our guest for this free, don’t miss program.