Read the Printed Word! Anna Karamazoff

La Dame aux Camélias (Alexandre Dumas), by Louis Icart (1938)

Isabelle Huppert in a promotional photo for The Lady of the Camellias (1981)

Pink Topaz, Enamel, and Gold Tiara Comb, c.1840
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Corset, 1896
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E.O. Hoppé was the “most famous photographer in the world in the 1920s.” Among his subjects were leading authors, celebrities, and people of all social stations, from royalty to commoners. One of his most explored subjects was the famous Ballet Russes, which Hoppé regularly photographed during their London seasons between 1911 and 1921. 

This world-renowned dance company challenged the traditional idea of ballets’ ‘feminine fragility’ by introducing modernism into this once sedate and highly mannered medium. Led by Sergei Diaghilev, the Ballet Russes truly embodied the concept of “Gesamtkunstwerk,” where every single aspect of the ballet—the costumes, set design, music, and choreography— were all integrated as a total work of art. Using such iconoclastic visual artists as Picasso, Matisse, Bakst and Benoit with discordant musical compositions from composers such as Stravinsky, and the dynamic and also shocking movements of their premiere dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky, the Ballet Russes forced the entire art world into the Modern Era.

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FRANCE. Paris. Reading in the Tuileries Gardens. 1984
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Heinrich Kühn, Light Study (Mary Warner), c. 1908
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The Downton Abbey Floral Tiara, worn by Lady Mary on her wedding day to Matthew Crawley, is for sale by Bentley & Skinner, London, for $211,250. It is billed as “An Important Georgian diamond tiara, the tiara in the form of a garland spray of leaves and floral clusters, pave-set throughout with old-cut diamonds, weighing an estimated total of 45 carats, cutdown collet-set in silver to a yellow gold mount, convertible to two brooches, gross weight 75.5 grams on frame, circa 1800.”

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Coco Chanel admiring one of her designs in Paris, August 1957.
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Callot Soeurs, 1928
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