Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Movie Costume Designer Name

Virginia Fisher print of Irene Lentz-Gibbons costume design; gown with mink and pearls for Barbara Stanwyck in \"B.F\'s Daughter\" 1947. Niiiice, but I digress.

OK who were some of the greats.

Adrian Adolph Greenberg, March 1903-13 September 1959, (how cool is that he died 10 days after I was born), known mostly as Adrian, was a Hollywood fashion designer whose most famous costumes were for The Wizard of Oz and other Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films of the 1930s and 1940s. During his career, he designed costumes for over 250 films and his screen credits usually read as "Gowns by Adrian". He designed costumes for over 250 films including Judy Garland's costumes in The Wizard of Oz, Greta Garbo's Matahari and the extravagant creations for Marie Antoinette.

Well thats pretty hot, when you consider that it was designed back in the 1930,s, pretty outrageous really.

And here she is, Greta Garbo as Mata Hari, the Vamp, the forerunner of your kick arss woman, with a touch of darkness. She is almost Gothic.

Oh yeah go Greta, Sexai. So Adrian Adolf Greenburg, so there's a name, he must have been a Jew, and his second name was Adolf . And this was the 1930-40 period, wierd, no that is not going to work for me.

And then there's Cecil Beaton, a fashion photographer and costume designer for film and theatre.

Here is Audrey Hepburn dressed by him in Gi Gi, the Ascot Races scene. Luxuiously beautiful.

And look at these gowns, all by Cecil Beaton, oh yeah, I want one!

But I have to say Givenchy's dress designed for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

and the gown he designed for her in the movie Sabrina, now that is glamour. Gorgeous darling, yes definitely has the gorgeous factor in excessive quantities.

Hubert de Givenchy he does it for me, but how do I get a costume designer name out of that. What about Zho Zho de Venci, oh yeah I like it, what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Haha venci? Do you mean Vinci? =, *lost* but sounds good ;)

    Omg breakfast at tiffanys dress is such a classic!!! Instantly recognizable :) And I love that print up the top! Wow so styly ^_^