Opening of the Ballet Russes

openingoftheballetrusses

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of attending the opening reception of the Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. PLEASE. Do yourself a favor and get to Washington DC to see this. Run. Do not walk.

I was so busy getting lost in heady visions, unbelievable “collabs” between Picasso and Matisse and Stravinsky and Chanel and and and… that I had hardly any time to study every sketch, painting, and costume.

I’ll be returning at least twenty more times.

Drawing inspiration from the evening’s theme, I wore a mash-up of textures and colors in my go-to ballerina silhouette:  a J.Crew sequined shirt, a Mint skirt, MVP Xhileration for Target wedges, plus a trenchcoat and a little polka dot scarf for the rain (not pictured).

2 Comments

  1. auntie em   •  

    So glad you loved it!
    Junior high obsession with Vaslav Nijinsky here.

  2. Sabina   •  

    I immediately recognized that J Crew sequined top. Love it and the ballet-inspired illo.

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