About the artist
In the dawn of the 1900s, Bakst ventured into stage design and by 1909, he moved to Paris. There, he created stage sets and costumes for Diaghilev's emerging ballet company. Bakst was well known for his ornate costumes, lavishly adorned with a diverse range of motifs and decorative elements. His costumes featured a rich combination of textures, blending appliqué, painting, dyeing and embroidery with elements like flocking, beading, sequins, metal studs, braids, pearls and jewels.
Bakst's exceptional designs extended beyond the stage into fashion and interior design. He introduced relaxed clothing styles and replaced dull colours, bringing a refreshing twist to both industries.
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