|"Tigress Ensemble", from Adrian's 1949 collection|
Although he continued to produce costumes for Berlin's endeavors, his first real movie job was designing for an MGM production called The Merry Widow in 1925. The same year, he was commissioned to design custom costumes for Rudolph Valentino, as well as the wardrobe for the introduction to The Gold Rush. This work brought him to the attention of Cecil B. DeMille, one of the most famous film directors of the era (and possibly all time), who hired Greenberg to be the head of his wardrobe department. In 1928, DeMille signed with MGM, taking the designer with him, and when DeMille parted ways with the studio, Greenberg signed a contact directly with MGM, and worked for them until 1942.
|Adrian gown for Eve Arden, Ziegfeld Girl (1941)|
|Adrian gown for Joan Crawford, Letty Lynton|
|Adrian draped brown taffeta gown|
|Beaded ensemble for Joan Crawford, The Bride Wore Red|
|Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story|
|Adrian gown for Marie Antoinette|
|Greta's Mata Hari costume weighed 50lbs.|
Adrian also designed ready-to-wear for exclusive stores in several cities. He was particularly known for his hooded suits, which added an air of mystery to the woman who wore them.
And in case you are unfortunate enough to have never seen The Women (the original, of course, as the new one is a waste of film), you can view it here: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/337425/Women-The-Movie-Clip-Into-The-Future.html
*Information obtained from www.imdb.com and www.tcm.com