Loosely based on the life of Christina, Queen of Sweden from 1632 to 1654, the 1933 film Queen Christina is all about Garbo’s magnificent face. She’s at once brimming with emotion and power and at the same time blank as an ice wall, mysterious and cold. Her queenly figure sacrifices all for her country, even renouncing marriage and seemingly womanhood, but she clearly has been lovers with her lady in waiting and then the Spanish envoy, that later of which she abandons even Sweden for. But this isn’t really a love story, it’s a Garbo story. The film is about a woman navigating a strange world that doesn’t let her do what she wants and be who she wants to be, and she fights these restrictions while acknowledging them with grace and style. Oh such style. Because the exquisite costumes are by the one and only Adrian, making Garbo look even better than she possibly could.