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 Belle Epoque 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).