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Olive McClure performs in one of the leading revues in 1920s New York: "A Night in a Paris". Via cardboy1 on flickr

Audrey Hepburn Ballet Lesson

Aileen Pringle - A Thief In Paradise c. 1925. Historical Ziegfeld

Entirely too adorable - a circa 1905 mother dances about with her three young children.

Josephine Baker in New York as a Ziegfeld Follies chorus girl, early 1920s

Triadisches Ballett (Triadic Ballet) was developed by Oskar Schlemmer. It premiered in Stuttgart, on 30 September 1922, with music composed by Paul Hindemith (following formative performances dating back to 1916). This ballet became the most widely performed avant-garde dance between 1921 and 1929. The dance troupe's touring years coincided with Schlemmer's tenure at the Bauhaus, and helped to spread its ethos.

Marina Abramovic and Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci on their erotic, operatic collaboration

Carmen Dell’Orefice in ballet class photo by Leonard McCombe published in Life Magazine 1947

Lupe Velez c.1925

Panier à coudes articulé, vers 1770, et corps à baleines, vers 1740-1760 / Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs, collection Mode et Textile et dépôt du musée de Cluny / © Patricia Canino

Madeleine Vionnet, Dancer Irene Castle, 1922

Christian Lacroix’s Magnificent Ballet Costumes

"JOSEPHINE BAKER" dress Attributed to House of Drécoll Date: 1926 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass beads, feathers Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Mildred Orrick, 1940 Accession Number: C.I.40.169a.

"The Rose Beauty" by Emile Eisman-Semenowsky, 1893.

Danseuse reflétée dans la glace (Dancer reflected in mirror) 1927 Matisse, Henri

Lucile costume for Irene Castle in Irving Berlin's 1914 musical Watch Your Step.

Stefano della Bella | Ballet Costume Study for a Gardener | Pen and brown ink, with brown wash and watercolour, over graphite | 276 x 202 mm | British Museum

Ballerina Lydia Lopokova posing in costume for the ballet "Firebird," English, 1919. Photo by E.O. Hoppe.

Costumes sketch for the ballet Le papillon by Alfred Albert. 1860. source:

Swan Lake in St Petersburg, Ballets Russes Associated Ballet company. From the Associated Newspaper 1910. Photo from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Sepia photograph of Topsy Sinden skirt dancing, 19th century. V Museum, Guy Little Theatrical Collection

Adeline Genée as Swanilda (Coppélia) at the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London, 1905.