Russian ballerina, actress, and muse Ida Rubinstein (1885-1960) in costume for her 1908 debut role as the title character for a single private performance of Oscar Wilde's 'Salomé', in which she stripped nude in the course of the Dance of the Seven Veils.

IDEAS for draping veil 1920s-1930s

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Anita Berber (1899-1928) was a German dancer, actress, and writer. Scandalously androgynous, she quickly made a name for herself. She wore heavy dancer's make-up, which on the black-and-white photos and films of the time came across as jet black lipstick painted across the heart-shaped part of her skinny lips, and charcoaled eyes. Her hair was cut fashionably into a short bob and was frequently bright red. Berber's overt drug addiction and bisexuality were matters of public chatter.

I want a veil that looks like a butterfly! Where can I find one? I will be looking! Not the Isis wings, but a VEIL - like this one!

Tamara Karsavina ●彡

Zhiwei Tu Reaching

Felia Doubrovska in the title role of the Ballet Russes' "Firebird", 1926~Photo courtesy ofJerome Robbins Dance Division


Loie Fuller dancing with her veil, 1897 Photograph by Isaiah West Taber (1830-1912)

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils is also thought to have originated with the myth of the fertility goddess Ishtar (Astarte) of Assyrian and Babylonian religion.

Dance Of The Seven Veils. Pamela Palma.

Russian dancers, by Savitch Demeter, c.1925

Ida Rubinstein as Zobeide in Scheherazade, 1910. Written by Alexandre Benois. Music by Rimsky-Korsakov. Choreography by Mikhail Fokine. Costumes and set design by Léon Bakst. Produced by Serge Diaghilev.

Alexandra Danilova 1903 - 1997 Mariinsky Ballet, Ballets Russes, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

Zelda Boden, circus performer in the 1910's-1920's

zolotoivek: Mikhail Fokin and Tamara Karsavina in the first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird by the Ballets Russes with costumes designed by Leon Bakst, 1910.

Zeenat Aman

Anna Pavlova -- prima ballerina who invented pointe by darning her ballet slippers --photo by Ira L. Hill 1921

Zelda Boden, circus performer from the 1910s/1920s.

ZsaZsa Bellagio: Elegance