Art of Costume

Ballet Russes detail

Nijinsky to Nureyev – The Ballet Russes Enduring Legacy

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Russian Impresario Sergei Diaghlev turned ballet into a rock star artistic activity within a framework of early twentieth century art, design, style and culture

Hollywood Costume – The Art of Becoming to New Frontiers

Hollywood Costume – The Art of Becoming to New Frontiers

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Hollywood Costume the Winter Masterpiece Exhibition at ACMI in Melbourne is presenting the costumes worn by characters we have admired at the movies 1912-2012

Muquets – Men of Good Birth

Muquets – Men of Good Birth

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Under Louis XIII (1601-1643) in France economic progress grew and it became harder to distinguish a person’s rank. The different ranks in society were equally well dressed and everyone aspired to carrying a sword.  A contemporary observed that Parisians no longer seemed able to live without ribbons or laces or,…

Carolyn’s Reading Choices for the Holidays 2010/2011

Carolyn’s Reading Choices for the Holidays 2010/2011

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The act of reading has been for me, in my lifetime, both saviour and friend. I particularly love reading about people. So biographies are always near the top of my list. And, having worked in the creative industry for much of my life, poetry, classic novels, art, design and style books are next…but