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13.09.2010- Russian Dolls

The October issue of British Vogue celebrates the launch of the Victoria and Albert Museum's forthcoming exhibition on Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes with this sumptuous editorial featuring Karlie Kloss, styled by Kate Phelan and photographed by Tim Walker. Kloss models stunning couture pieces by, amongst others, Givenchy, Dior and Alexander McQueen as the revolutionary aesthetic of the Ballet Russes is recreated on camera:

I always love the drama and spectacle of the couture presentations, so to see such beautiful designs brought to life on the page like this in the context of a theatrical feature is really lovely. Today the V&A revealed that the centrepiece of the Diaghilev exhibition will be the biggest Picasso in the world which was designed as a backdrop for the Ballet Russes production of Le Train Bleu in 1924, and which stands at a mammoth 11.7 metres tall. Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington on September 25th.

What do you think of the Vogue editorial? Has it inspired you to visit the exhibition?

(Image credit: NOIR FACADE.)


  1. beautiful pictures.
    Love this blog

  2. Beautiful photos and editorial :) Karlie Kloss is my favourite model at the moment! I'm planning to visit the V&A in a few weekends. The Ballet exhibition sounds amazing. xx


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