The Ballets Russes connection with fashion

Samantha Forster

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This paper examines the influence that the costume designers of the Ballets Russes, many of whom were important artists from significant art movements of the day, had on contemporaneous fashion. It looks at why in particular the 'Ballets Russes' artists Leon Bakst and Natalia Goncharova went on to involve themselves in actual fashion production and the similarities between their work and the fashion designers producing work at the same time, principally Paul Poiret, Mariano Fortuny and Coco Chanel. Overall, this paper investigates the significance of the cultural times and of the distinct characteristics of the separate art forms, that may have encouraged avant-garde art and fashion to crossover and collaborate so unreservedly. © The Costume Society 2008.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-144
Number of pages15
JournalCostume
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Natalia Goncharova
Coco Chanel
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Mariano Fortuny
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Leon Bakst
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Forster, Samantha. / The Ballets Russes connection with fashion. In: Costume. 2008 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 130-144.
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