Adrian: American Glamour
May 14, 2002–August 18, 2002
The Costume Institute, ground floor
This is one exhibition that is not to be missed! "Gilbert Adrian was one of the most quintessentially American of 20th-century designers as well as a Hollywood costumer of great renown, who dressed Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Katharine Hepburn, and Joan Crawford for the screen to memorable effect. His fashion designs, no less dramatic, united a midcentury modernist sensibility with an extraordinarily engineered technique that continues to inspire designers to this day. This retrospective will depict both aspects of his career. Adrian’s sketches and photographs of the period will accompany his costumes for MGM as well as the most important examples of his fashion work" - from Met press release.