Adrian was the designer of the most glamorous clothes ever seen in Hollywood movies and he was also a talented couturier whose creations were sold to stylish women everywhere. Paper Studio Press has signed an agreement with the Adrian estate, to publish a paper doll book of the designers work. It will be created by David Wolfe, one of the popular artists in the publishers stable of top talents. Jenny Taliadoros, owner and publisher of Paper Studio Press says, Im thrilled to be presenting a paper doll tribute honoring Adrian whose genius is well known by paper doll collectors who are always great movie fans and fashion history devotees.
Adrians screen credits are legendary. His extravagant designs dressed all of the major stars of MGM Studios golden years. Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Norma Shearer, Greer Garson, Katherine Hepburn and more stars than there are in heaven (to borrow the studios famous catchphrase). The designer is credited with starting the silhouette trend for broad, padded shoulders when he was challenged to address Joan Crawfords less-than-perfectly proportioned figure. Adrians breathtaking costumes contributed importantly to the success of such films as Camille, Pride and Prejudice, The Philadelphia Story, Ziegfeld Girl, Dinner at Eight, Grand Hotel and Anna Karenina. Such was his fame that some movies, The Women and Lovely to Look At, featured lavish fashion show segments simply to allow women in the audience to feast their eyes on his sumptuous creations.
Although he left MGM in 1941, Adrians career was far from finished. He became one of the top couturiers of the day, bringing his sublime sense of style to women everywhere when he opened a grand fashion salon in Beverly Hills and fine stores across the country carried his creations.
The paper doll book to be published by Paper Studio Press will feature dolls on the cover to model eight pages of cinematic clothes from Adrians films as well as examples of his sophisticated Haute Couture collections. Artist David Wolfe, an aknowledged fashion expert, is already at work researching the project. This is a dream come true for me as a longtime fan of Adrians stupendous talent. I hope to include many of his iconic designs in the book but its going to be a challenge to limit the number of outfits because everything Adrian ever designed is so fabulous.
Adrian, Hollywood Star Designer and Haute Couturier Paper Dolls will be published in August, 2009 and debut at Hollwyod Ahoy, a fashion doll collectors convention to be held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. It will also be available through the usual distribution channels of Paperdoll Review, Amazon.com, specialty websites and catalogs as well as selected stores and shops.