★ Fancy-Dress Costume by Paul Poiret (1911)
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★ Fancy-Dress Costume by Paul Poiret (1911)

★ Today marks the 138th anniversary of French fashion designer Paul Poiret’s birth. So to honour the occasion, I thought I’d take a brief look at his legacy and one of his most famous creations. A leading couturier of the early 20th Century, he… Continue reading

★ Alla Nazimova in ‘Salome’ (1923)
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★ Alla Nazimova in ‘Salome’ (1923)

★ Sensational publicity shot of Russian actress, Alla Nazimova, as the title character in silent film ‘Salome’ (1923). Based upon Oscar Wilde’s play of the same name, and intended to mimic the visual style of Aubrey Beardsley’s accompanying illustrations, the film featured highly stylized… Continue reading