Tuesday 19 October 2010

From Russian with love day 3

As a child I wanted to be a prima ballerina. Dame Margot Fonteyn was my absolute heroine. Whenever we were home on leave, our mum used to take us to see the ballet at Covent Garden.

So when I came to do my thesis, it is not so surprising that it was The Ballet Russes and its influence on fashion. Love the colourful costumes and stage sets by Leon Bakst and Marc Chagall, the stories, the grace and skill of the ballet dancers and love the Russian folk influences.

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