Costume for the Neue Sachlichkeit Party, 1926

“The Bauhaus was held together as much by  social gatherings and festivities as by Gropius’s vision for a new art school. These celebrations promoted contact between school and public, giving free rein to masters and students to demonstrate creativity and design invention, conceiving invitations, posters, costumes and decorations.

Bauhaus Costumes, 1920s - Scene from the Triadic Ballet, Weimar Germany. Photo by Karl Grill.

‘The essential difference between the fancy-dress balls organized by the artists of Paris, Berlin, Moscow and the ones here at the Bauhaus is that our costumes are truly original,’ [Farkas] Molnár wrote in a 1925 essay entitled ‘Life at the Bauhaus.’  (via CURBED)