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Dress Up Collection

"Dress Up: A Journey Through Time and Imagination" Step into the world of dress up, where costumes transport us to different eras and realms

Background imageDress Up Collection: The Faun (Nijinsky), costume design for the Ballets Russes, 1912. Artist: Leon Bakst

The Faun (Nijinsky), costume design for the Ballets Russes, 1912. Artist: Leon Bakst
The Faun (Nijinsky), costume design for the Ballets Russes, 1912. Design for Nijinskys costume in Debussys ballet l apres-midi d un faune (The Afternoon of a Faun)

Background imageDress Up Collection: Cactus plant with teeth and eyes

Cactus plant with teeth and eyes
Blue cactus plant wearing costume of plastic vampire teeth and bloodshot eyeballs

Background imageDress Up Collection: Indian Dance (La Marquise de Casati), 1912. Artist: Leon Bakst

Indian Dance (La Marquise de Casati), 1912. Artist: Leon Bakst
Indian Dance (La Marquise de Casati), 1912. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: flamingo in a turkey costume

flamingo in a turkey costume
Pink plastic flamingo decorated to look like a turkey and wearing a pilgrim hat

Background imageDress Up Collection: L Andalouse, 1927. Creator: Francis Picabia

L Andalouse, 1927. Creator: Francis Picabia
L Andalouse, 1927. From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: The Beauty of Venice and Carnival

The Beauty of Venice and Carnival
Linda D Lester

Background imageDress Up Collection: Every Breath You Take

Every Breath You Take
TORU MATSUNAGA

Background imageDress Up Collection: Handsome is as Handsome Does, 1871 (pen & ink on paper)

Handsome is as Handsome Does, 1871 (pen & ink on paper)
5888949 Handsome is as Handsome Does, 1871 (pen & ink on paper) by Hughes, Arthur (1832-1915); 14.6x13.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDress Up Collection: A Gentleman in an Elizabethan Costume, c. 1850 (oil on canvas)

A Gentleman in an Elizabethan Costume, c. 1850 (oil on canvas)
3744498 A Gentleman in an Elizabethan Costume, c.1850 (oil on canvas) by Wood, John (1801-70); 127.6x102.2 cm; Nottingham City Museums and Galleries (Nottingham Castle)

Background imageDress Up Collection: Germany´s B-Team

Germany´s B-Team
Christine von Diepenbroek

Background imageDress Up Collection: thoughts

thoughts
Yulia Takh

Background imageDress Up Collection: Italy. Liguria. Savona Carnival. 1953

Italy. Liguria. Savona Carnival. 1953

Background imageDress Up Collection: Two young girls playing dress-up with a doll, Victorian era circa 1903

Two young girls playing dress-up with a doll, Victorian era circa 1903

Background imageDress Up Collection: Portrait of male, indigenous tribal dancer wearing blue feathered headdress

Portrait of male, indigenous tribal dancer wearing blue feathered headdress and looking at the camera in the St Michael Archangel Festival parade in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Background imageDress Up Collection: Mulier impudica Galleria Giustiniana del Marchese Vincenzo Giust

Mulier impudica Galleria Giustiniana del Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani I (series title), Statue of a woman holding her dress up

Background imageDress Up Collection: Woman edge canopy bed LXX Dress up title object

Woman edge canopy bed LXX Dress up title object
Woman on the edge of a canopy bed LXX. Dress up (title on object), A woman dresses on the edge of a four-poster bed. Print from a book in which 36 prints with phrases. Print used in: F

Background imageDress Up Collection: A Girl Posed By The Seashore; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

A Girl Posed By The Seashore; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Background imageDress Up Collection: A Girl Dressed As A Fairy; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

A Girl Dressed As A Fairy; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Background imageDress Up Collection: Young Girl With Pink Ferry Wings And A Brown Horse; Tarifa, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain

Young Girl With Pink Ferry Wings And A Brown Horse; Tarifa, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain

Background imageDress Up Collection: Brown poodle with christmas jester costume; St. albert, alberta, canada

Brown poodle with christmas jester costume; St. albert, alberta, canada

Background imageDress Up Collection: A pug in a christmas elf costume; St. albert, alberta, canada

A pug in a christmas elf costume; St. albert, alberta, canada

Background imageDress Up Collection: Little Princess; Tarifa, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain

Little Princess; Tarifa, Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain

Background imageDress Up Collection: Dachshund Wearing A Santa Hat

Dachshund Wearing A Santa Hat

Background imageDress Up Collection: Dog With Antlers

Dog With Antlers

Background imageDress Up Collection: Children Nursery March 1970. Children at Bluebell day Nursery

Children Nursery March 1970. Children at Bluebell day Nursery at Huyton Liverpool took part ina mock wedding ceremony. Bride helen 4 and Bridgroom Ian Welsh 4 face a vicar at the alter

Background imageDress Up Collection: Cleopatra, ballet costume design, 1909. Artist: Leon Bakst

Cleopatra, ballet costume design, 1909. Artist: Leon Bakst
Cleopatra, ballet costume design, 1909. Costume sketch for Ida Rubinstein for the ballet Cleopatra performed during the 1909 season of the Ballets Russes in Paris

Background imageDress Up Collection: Fairy Carabosse, costume design for Tchaikovskys ballet Sleeping Beauty, early 19th century

Fairy Carabosse, costume design for Tchaikovskys ballet Sleeping Beauty, early 19th century. Artist: Leon Bakst
Fairy Carabosse, costume design for Tchaikovskys ballet The Sleeping Beauty, early 19th century

Background imageDress Up Collection: Le Dieu Bleu ( The Blue God ), ballet costume design, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst

Le Dieu Bleu ( The Blue God ), ballet costume design, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst
Le Dieu Bleu ( The Blue God ), ballet costume design, 1911. Costume Design for Nijinsky in a Ballets Russes production of Le Dieu Bleu, story by Jean Cocteau and Frederigo de Madrazo

Background imageDress Up Collection: Lovers in an Upstairs Room, from The Poem of the Pillow, 1788. Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro

Lovers in an Upstairs Room, from The Poem of the Pillow, 1788. Artist: Kitagawa Utamaro
Lovers in an Upstairs Room, from The Poem of the Pillow, 1788. From the British Museum, London

Background imageDress Up Collection: An Mtaita musician

An Mtaita musician. His glasses are made from the tips of calabashes. His ear ornaments are also made of calabashes or gourds

Background imageDress Up Collection: Costume design for Ida Rubinstein as Helen in the ballet Helen of Sparta, 1912. Artist: Leon Bakst

Costume design for Ida Rubinstein as Helen in the ballet Helen of Sparta, 1912. Artist: Leon Bakst
Costume design for Ida Rubinstein as Helen in the ballet Helen of Sparta, 1912. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Rene Savary, Duke of Rovigo, early 19th century. Artist: Robert Lefevre

Rene Savary, Duke of Rovigo, early 19th century. Artist: Robert Lefevre
Rene Savary, Duke of Rovigo. A general and diplomatist, Savary (1774-1883) distinguished himself in the Napoleonic Wars. From the Chateau de Versailles, France

Background imageDress Up Collection: A Young Rajah, ballet costume design, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst

A Young Rajah, ballet costume design, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst
A Young Rajah, ballet costume design, 1911. Costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God), story by Jean Cocteau and Frederigo de Madrazo, music by Reynaldo Hahn

Background imageDress Up Collection: Costume Moderne, 1910. Artist: Leon Bakst

Costume Moderne, 1910. Artist: Leon Bakst
Costume Moderne, 1910. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Bacchante, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911

Bacchante, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst
Bacchante, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911. From the Musee Stravinski-Diaghilev

Background imageDress Up Collection: Bayadere with Peacock, ballet costume design, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst

Bayadere with Peacock, ballet costume design, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst
Bayadere with Peacock, ballet costume design, 1911. Costume Design for a Ballets Russes production of Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God), story by Jean Cocteau and Frederigo de Madrazo

Background imageDress Up Collection: The Firebird, costume design for Stravinskys ballet The Firebird, 1910. Artist: Leon Bakst

The Firebird, costume design for Stravinskys ballet The Firebird, 1910. Artist: Leon Bakst
The Firebird, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Stravinskys ballet The Firebird, 1910. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Premiere Bacchante, costume design for a production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911

Premiere Bacchante, costume design for a production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst
Premiere Bacchante, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911. Published in L Art Decoraif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Two Heralds, ballet costume design, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst

Two Heralds, ballet costume design, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst
Two Heralds, ballet costume design, 1911. Design for the performance of Debussys Le Martyre de St Sebastien (The Torment of St Sebastian) at Pariss Chatelet Theatre

Background imageDress Up Collection: Sleeping Beauty, ballet costume design, c1913. Artist: Leon Bakst

Sleeping Beauty, ballet costume design, c1913. Artist: Leon Bakst
Sleeping Beauty, ballet costume design, c1913. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: The Shah of Persia, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Scheherazade, c1913

The Shah of Persia, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Scheherazade, c1913. Artist: Leon Bakst
The Shah of Persia, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Scheherazade, c1913. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: The Firebird, costume design for Tamara Karsavina in Stravinskys ballet The Firebird, 1910

The Firebird, costume design for Tamara Karsavina in Stravinskys ballet The Firebird, 1910. Artist: Leon Bakst
The Firebird, costume design for Tamara Karsavina in Stravinskys ballet The Firebird, 1910. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Ravels Daphnis et Chloe, 1912. Artist: Leon Bakst

Costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Ravels Daphnis et Chloe, 1912. Artist: Leon Bakst
Costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Ravels Daphnis et Chloe, 1912. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Iskander, costume design for the ballet La Peri (music by Paul Dukas), c1913. Artist: Leon Bakst

Iskander, costume design for the ballet La Peri (music by Paul Dukas), c1913. Artist: Leon Bakst
Iskander, costume design for the ballet La Peri (music by Paul Dukas), c1913. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Two Bacchantes, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911

Two Bacchantes, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst
Two Bacchantes, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Ephebe, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911

Ephebe, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst
Ephebe (adolescent), costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Tcherepnins Narcisse, 1911. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Eunuch costume design for the ballet Scheherazade, 1910. Artist: Leon Bakst

Eunuch costume design for the ballet Scheherazade, 1910. Artist: Leon Bakst
Eunuch costume design for the ballet Scheherazade, 1910. Published in L Art Decoratif de Leon Bakst. (Paris, 1913). From a private collection

Background imageDress Up Collection: Bayadere costume design for Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God), 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst

Bayadere costume design for Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God), 1911. Artist: Leon Bakst
Danse sacree, costume design for a Ballets Russes production of Le Dieu Bleu (The Blue God), 1911. Story by Jean Cocteau and Frederigo de Madrazo, Music by Reynaldo Hahn



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"Dress Up: A Journey Through Time and Imagination" Step into the world of dress up, where costumes transport us to different eras and realms. In 1912, the Ballets Russes captivated audiences with their stunning performances, such as "The Faun" choreographed by Nijinsky. The elaborate costume design by Leon Bakst brought this mythical creature to life on stage. But dress up isn't limited to the stage alone. Imagine a cactus plant adorned with teeth and eyes - a whimsical creation that adds a touch of playfulness to any space. It's proof that even nature can join in on the fun. And who could forget Elvis Presley? His iconic style continues to inspire generations, as seen in the Elvis Express Departure event of 2019. Fans from all over gathered together, dressed head-to-toe like The King himself - sequined jumpsuits, pompadour hairstyles, and all. Dress up allows us to become someone else for a moment; it lets our imagination run wild. Whether we're transforming into mythical creatures or paying homage to music legends like Elvis Presley, these moments allow us to escape reality and embrace our inner creativity. So next time you find yourself surrounded by costumes or contemplating your own ensemble for an event or party – remember the power of dressing up. Embrace the opportunity to step into another world entirely – be it through ballet costumes inspired by timeless artistry or channeling your favorite musician's spirit through fashion choices. In this realm of make-believe and self-expression lies endless possibilities waiting for you. So go ahead - let your imagination soar as you embark on your very own dress-up adventure.