To prove the point that he always lets mind rule the clothes he designs, Adrian pointed out the case of ‘Queen Christina.’ Research disclosed the real woman had no interest in clothes and spent most of her life pursuing freedom in a man’s doublet and hose. Yet she was Queen, and as such, opulence was purposefully manifested at court functions. So, in creating clothes for this picture. Adrian expressed the cleverness of the real Queen, as well as the originality of Garbo before the cameras.”
–Harrison, Helen. “Adrian’s Fashion Secrets” Hollywood, September 1934.