Monday, September 16, 2013

Modern Print Monday: Adrian

"Shades of Picasso," 1945
by Adrian, California.
Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Adrian with Joan Crawford

Nobody defined movie modernism better than Adrian A. Greenberg (1903-1959) who  used his first name for his costume design from 1924 to 1952. Imagine Crawford,  Garbo and Rosalind Russell and you know the"Gowns by Adrian" look. He also used the name Gilbert Adrian.

In 1945 Adrian did a fashion collection called "Modern Museum" reflecting the abstraction, color and shapes of cubism by Picasso and Braque. The Metropolitan Museum has a page on this collection here:

These dresses aren't prints but patchwork.

To see more of his work see Dorothea's Closet Pinterest page:

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful fashions. Interesting to know that the above is patchwork!