Early in the twentieth century Diaghilev's Russian dance company, Ballets Russes, performed in Paris—reigniting the taste for orientalism in Europe with its exotic sets and costumes. As this ensemble illustrates, Poiret excelled in recontextualizing western dress with fantastical eastern influence. He was also a maverick modernist in creating a stir, taking promotion of his inventive ensembles to new levels with his infamous spectaculars. This fancy-dress ensemble was made for and worn to…
Possibly House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Evening cape, 1895–1905.
Tuareg Compass Cross with Tifinagh signs
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