A series of posts for Ms. S.V.G., a friendly follower of our FB page. Sarah wanted more Garbo and here she is – what struck me about these designs (by the head costume designer at MGM – Adrian) was the drama and the way most of the garments drew attention to, or framed, Garbo’s face:
A brief note about Adrian, he was openly gay in Hollywood at at time when that was extremely difficult. Bearing that in mind, he had a devoted and long marriage to Janet Gaynor.
I love Garbo, but that first picture does make her look like she’s rolled up in a large taco or ding dong. 🙂
I was trying to figure out what that fur cape was made of… Maybe white ermine, but what’s the striped stuff?
That does not look like Garbo on the top photo. Maybe it’s the taco.
It’s the eyebrows, the arch isn’t as severely defined — and her hair is a few shades darker.
The second image is divine!
Great wardrobe — but the film doesn’t hold up as well as some of the others of this era, like “Flesh and the Devil”.
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