I've been rather obsessed lately with the ballet and was thrilled when I happened upon the archives of the National Library of Austria. I found an absolute treasure trove of images that I'll be sharing with you over the next few posts. I was in awe of some of the gorgeously elaborate costumes...
Some of the images capture such a wonderful sense of drama and movement, as well as showcasing a really interesting variety of costume styles.
I particularly like how unconventional this costume is. And doesn't it make the most magnificent shadows?
I was also struck by the amazing sense of personality conveyed by some of the dancers. These ladies can smolder alongside Greta Garbo or Barbara Stanwyck any day.
Hope you enjoyed, and more to come! Have a wonderful week!