Date of Birth
Mar 03, 1903
Birth Place:
Naugatuck, CT


Trained at the Parsons School of Fine Arts, costume designer Gilbert M. Adrian -- usually billed simply as Adrian -- was discovered by, of all people, songwriter Irving Berlin. After attending a showing of Adrian's creations in Paris, Berlin hired the 18-year-old couturier to do the costumes for the 1921 Broadway presentation The Music Box Revue. After working on two subsequent editions of the...