paris 1910

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Mata Hari: A Lady of Fashion

The Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan is now usually pictured in her revealing costumes, but in her day she was chic and well-dressed. Mata Hari (1876-1917) was frequently featured in all the most fashionable periodicals.

George Barbier, Vaslav Nijinsky as the Golden Slave and Ida Rubinstein in Scheherazade, Paris, 1910.

Schéhérazade is a ballet in one act with choreography by Michael Fokine, libretto by Benois, music by Rimsky-Korsakov and design by Leon Bakst. Premiered 4 June 1910 by Sergei Diaghilev Ballets Russes at the Paris Opera.