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Golden Age of the Peacock: Fashion & Fantasy, 1894-1920, Part Three

The final part of a three part series in which The Art of Dress explores the influence of one of the world’s most beautiful birds, the peacock, and one of its “Golden” ages of influence on fashion from 1894-1920. 642 more words

Revisiting The Art Of...

Detectives in The Attic: A 'Ballet and the Bloomsbury Group' Update

An enormous ‘Thank You’ is due to a Charleston Attic reader (and ballet aficionado) for suggesting that the sketch of a dancer discussed in the… 303 more words

Angelica Garnett Gift

Ballet and the Bloomsbury Group

When photographing small works on paper in the Gift, we came across this biro sketch on cardboard made by Duncan Grant. Depicting a dancer en pointe… 732 more words

Angelica Garnett Gift

YS-UZAC Sacre du Printemps Perfume Review

Legendary perfumer Edmond Roudnitska once said, “A beautiful perfume is one that gives us a shock”.  That was my initial impression when I happened upon the bottle of YS-UZAC’s… 726 more words

Perfume Reviews

Michel Fokine and Tamara Karsavina, The Firebird, 1910 (Paris)

Stung by criticism from the Paris critics who claimed he produced well-danced ballets with exotic décors and costumes but with no comparable innovative music component, Diaghilev turned to the young composer Igor Stravinsky. 130 more words

Ballets Russes

Adolph Bolm and Tamara Karsavina in Schererazade, no date

With its exotic and colorful décor and cast of harem wives and slaves, Schéhérazade was considered the epitome of Diaghilev’s Orientalism. It became one of the most popular ballets produced by the Ballets Russes and was performed more than five hundred times between 1910 and 1929. 110 more words

Ballets Russes