Gilbert Adrian Vintage Fashion
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Another one of my favorite designers, Gilbert Adrian's name is synonymous with Hollywood glamour of the 1930s and 1940s. (though to a lot pf people, he is probably most famous for the costumes he created for The Wizard of Oz). He designed for Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Jeanette MacDonald, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn and Joan Crawford. He is responsible for creating the large shoulder pads of the 1940s that became a fashion trend. We are fortunate to have a rare Adrian dress on our website!
Design by Gilbert Adrian 1942

Dress Gilbert Adrian (American, Date: ca. 1942 Culture: American Medium: (a, b) rayon, This reminds me of several dresses that my grandmother had in her closet.

Two-piece rayon crepe and faille dress from "The Atomic 50s" collection by Gilbert Adrian

I would shorten this and wear it now! Two-piece rayon crepe and faille dress from "The Atomic collection by Gilbert Adrian, American, the head costume designer for MGM from 1928 to

Dress  Gilbert Adrian, 1940s

Gilbert Adrian Dress / Adrian designed for Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford among others. He also designed The Wizard of Oz and is responsible for the ruby slippers. He also gave us Crawford's big shoulder pads.

Vogue - March 1952 by Richard Rutledge. In this outtake from a Vogue photo shoot, actress Audrey Hepburn gazes serenely at the camera. She wears a strapless ball gown made of Bianchini flowered silk taffeta, which was designed by the famed Adrian. This quintessential Hepburn image is undermined by the rather informal setting, which makes this image even more of an intimate look into her fabled life. This black and white portrait of the actress was created by noted photographer Richard…

Audrey Hepburn Wearing An Adrian Dress by Richard Rutledge

Prints for a House someday - Vogue - March 1952 Poster Print by Richard Rutledge at the Condé Nast Collection

Dinner at Eight - Jean Harlow in Gilbert Adrian evening gown

my favorite Jean Harlow dress: Designed by Adrian, Jean Harlow's bias-cut gowns in Dinner at Eight established her role as the decade's ultimate sex symbol. Bias-cut charmeuse gowns, meanwhile, continue their dominance as the ultimate in red-carpet glam.

Outstanding printed silk Gilbert Adrian designer vintage dress with novelty print of book pages, snakes, bugs, wild cat and birds

~Outstanding printed silk Gilbert Adrian designer vintage dress with novelty print of book pages, snakes, bugs, wild cat and birds~

Gilbert Adrian costume designs for the Greenwich Village follies.

An century inspired costume design by Gilbert Adrian for the Greenwich Village Follies [credit: New York Public Library Digital Collections]

1940s rare Gilbert Adrian Original vintage dress pink black ruffles

1940s Vintage Gilbert Adrian Original Dress Pink Ruffles Rare Designer Gown

For Sale on - This vintage Gilbert Adrian dress came from the estate of a woman who owned a luxury fashion boutique in the Northwest.

Rare Gilbert Adrian novelty print silk designer 1940s dress

RARE Gilbert Adrian 2 piece silk dress and wrap top native novelty print This is a silk dress with two different shades of the same pattern and a separate top that matches the bodice of the dress.

Joan Crawford in Gilbert Adrian Dress

Joan Crawford, Check out Crawford's shoulder pads and decadent jewels – now we know where Joan Collins got her style inspiration from. A perfectly-tailored peplum finishes off her sharp look. Power dressing at its very best.