Tag: Léon Bakst

Léon Bakst (Lev Bakst Samoilovich, originally Leib-Chaim Israilevich Rosenberg; 1866-1924) was a Russian-French painter and stage designer. In 1893 leaves Bakst Russia and moved to Paris where he founds in 1898 the magazine “Mir Iskusstva” (the art world), along with a group of young artists around Alexander Benua, Sergei Diaghilev and Valentin Serov.

Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com