TONY DUQUETTE MET ADRIAN IN 1941 AND THE TWO DESIGNERS IMMEDIATELY BECAME FRIENDS.  ADRIAN ASKED TONY TO CREATE ALL OF THE SPECIAL INTERIORS, ADVERTISING, AND DISPLAY FOR HIS NEW SALON IN BEVERLY HILLS.  DUQUETTE ALSO CREATED ALL OF THE PROPS AND BACKDROPS FOR ADRIAN’S DRAMATIC IN-HOUSE FASHION SHOWS

DURING WORLD WAR II, ADRIAN WAS THE PRE-EMINENT AMERICAN DESIGNER WHO WOMEN COULD TURN TO FOR HIGH FASHION, SINCE EUROPE WAS CLOSED TO THEM AS A SHOPPING DESTINATION.  BECAUSE OF THIS EVERY MAJOR DEPARTMENT STORE IN AMERICA AND SOME IN SOUTH AMERICA OPENED IN-HOUSE ADRIAN BOUTIQUES.  DUQUETTE WAS CALLED ON TO FURNISH THE AMBIANCE FOR ALL OF THESE BOUTIQUES, A JOB WHICH HELPED TO MAKE HIS A HOUSEHOLD NAME. 

THIS IS THE CLEAR PLASTIC COVER FOR ADRIAN’S 1952 FASHION SHOW PROGRAM.  IT SAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE COVER WITH ADRIAN’S SIGNATURE.

THE ABOVE PAGES LIST THE VARIOUS COSTUMES FROM ADRIAN’S 1952 COLLECTION.

A PROOF SHEET FROM AN ADRIAN AD CAMPAIGN SHOWING A MODEL POSING WITH A TONY DUQUETTE FIGURAL CANDELABRA.

ONE OF THE MANY STORE WINDOWS WHICH DUQUETTE CREATED FOR ADRIAN. THE ONLY DIRECTIONS ADRIAN EVER GAVE TO TONY DUQUETTE WERE “AMAZE ME!”