By Marty Noble

Léon Bakst (1866–1924) began his creative occupation as illustrator, however it was once in the course of his collaborations with the nice Russian ballet impressario Serge Diaghilev and the founding of the Ballets Russes that he completed his maximum successes.
As a fancy dress fashion designer for the famed ballet corporation, Bakst created unique gowns, tunics, harem pants, and different lavish costumes incorporating daring colour schemes. This intriguing assortment, certain to satisfaction colorists and theater enthusiasts of every age, contains 30 of the Asian-inspired designs for which Bakst used to be well-known, between them costumes from The Firebird, Cléopâtre, and Schéhérazade. Captions determine characters and the ballets for which they have been designed.
Copies of the unique designs should be produced by means of following the artist’s personal colour schemes, proven at the covers; or, budding artists can opt for colorings from their very own palettes to convey those mind-blowing costumes vividly to life.

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