Ballet & Theatre – Vintage Costumes
Ballet & Theatre (reference page)
This page is in dedication to my Ballet Teacher Miss Iris Brooks, I.S.T.D. who took me to my first live Ballet performance.
These ladies were about to view a grand performance of Ballet, Theatre, or Music, but which ever it was they looked great themselves and probably gained many admiring glances.
Even older is a similar view of ladies at the Theatre 1857.
Ballet & Theatre vintage costume prints have been collected in France over many years and are archived today July 2012.
- Arriving at the Paris Opera
From: La Mode Jolie – 34 Rue Magazine, Paris. At the bottom of this print it mentions the Perfume Gurlain. and the designs by Mm. Peletier-Vidal, of 17, rue Duphot, Paris. This is an unknown designer and is one of the earliest Fashion Designer establishments of it’s time. (late 1800’s). A theatre coat and gown of rich elegant textures and trimmings and a stunning pink and black velvet style with both the models back views entering the staircase.
- Looking back to some early Ballet costmes:
This image may have inspired the Sonnet written by Edgar Degas.
Toute et la dessin plein de la’ grace sevante. Une danseurse l’a, lasse comme Atalante: Tradition sereine, impenetrable aux fous.
Ballets to entertain King Louis XIII in France.
Costume from a Ballet production of The teo Pidgeons – watercolour by May Neama
A great dancer during 1860’s Her dress was probably used on stage, and as a ball gown. This Lithograph was engraved by Eugene Gervais after a painting by Francois Boucher. Printed by Chardon This Lithograph was found as an individual print on a market stall slightly dusty but not in bad condition for it’s age!