Christian Esquevin

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Christian Esquevin

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in Marseille, France


Art Deco, Modernism &Chivalry. Frank Capra, Henry Miller, & Ca ...more

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Christian Esquevin was born in France and raised in Los Angeles. He is currently the director of the Coronado Public Library in California. He has had a life-time love of books as well as of art. His great-aunt worked in the wardrobe department of various Hollywood studios in the "golden age," and from her legacy he has become a historian and collector of Hollywood costume design art. His book on fashion and costume designer Adrian combines Hollywood glamour and the influence of 1940s California fashion through the genius of Adrian. Christian Esquevin is currently writing a book interweaving three other influential costume and fashion designers. Esquevin's passion for collecting old Hollywood photos and original costume design drawings prov ...more

Adrian is not so well known today - mainly because he refused to sell his name or license his fashion creations. Yet he was the most influential among a small group of Hollywood costume designers that "invented" glamour.He combined sex appeal with stunning and stylish fashion creations for movie stars on screen. He dressed Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 03, 2009 10:08 • 115 views
Average rating: 4.12 · 16 ratings · 4 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Adrian: Silver Screen to Cu...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2008
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Costumes from the Golden Ag...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
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