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Gilbert Adrian
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Gilbert Adrian

Hollywood golden-era costume designer
Gilbert Adrian

Adrian Adolph Greenburg


55 (approx.)


Tuesday 03 Mar 1903



Gilbert Adrian
Bio Details

Full name

Adrian Adolph Greenburg

Also known as





55 (approx.)

Date of birth

Tuesday 03 Mar 1903

Birth place

Connecticut, USA

Date of death:



Costume Designer

Fashion Designer


Parsons School of Design, Greenwich Village, New York, United States

Changed his name to Gilber Adrian in 1933, taking his father's name as his own.
Designed the costumes for The Wizard of Oz including those famous ruby slippers and other MGM productions of the 1930s and 1940s.
Adrian worked with some of the biggest female stars of the day like Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Jeanette MacDonald, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn and Joan Crawford. He also designed for many of their personal wardrobes.
His signature look in the 1940s is often remembered as the look of the period: padded shoulders, slim jacket with  that emphasized the shoulder and the triangular line and a pencil skirt.

Partners of 
Gilbert Adrian

Janet Gaynor


1 child together

Aug 1939

Gilbert Adrian Children

Robin Adrian

born 1940, age 78 (approx.)
with Janet Gaynor

Gilbert Adrian Partner(s) Other Children


Gilbert Adrian Family

Gilbert Adrian's parents:

Gilbert Adrian's father was Gilbert Adrian Gilbert Adrian's mother was Helena Greenberg

Gilbert Adrian's children:

Gilbert Adrian's son is Robin Adrian

Gilbert Adrian's current partners:

Gilbert Adrian's wife was Janet Gaynor

Gilbert Adrian's in laws:

Gilbert Adrian's father in law was Frank Gainer Gilbert Adrian's mother in law is Laura Gainer Gilbert Adrian's step-father in law is Harry Jones Gilbert Adrian's sister in law is Helen Gainer