Beautiful exhibition “Le Monde Enchanté de Jacques Demy” at La Cinémathèque, in Paris !
John Robert Parsons
Jane Morris posant dans le jardin de la maison de Rossetti (Jane Morris posing in the garden of the house of Rossetti)
© Tim Hurst Photography
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, La Pia de’Tolomei
Gala Mitchell as Jane Morris in Ken Russell’s Dante’s Inferno (1967)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Salutation of Beatrice, 1869
Costume for the Blue God
from The Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev
Léon Bakst, costume for Le Dieu Bleu, 1912.
The one Proust reference in April’s Vogue, by Leslie Camhi: “The painter Léon Bakst (born Lev Samoylovich Rosenberg) married Orientalism and the sinuous lines of Art Nouveau in designs that showcased the swirling beauty of the dancers’ bodies in motion and made him a celebrity. For The Blue God, a ballet that featured choreography by Mikhail Fokine, music by Proust’s lover, Reynaldo Hahn, and Nijinsky as Krishna, Bakst’s richly embroidered, fantastical costumes combined pseudo-Indian and -Cambodian elements.”
Jean Paul Gaultier.
Goth (Jean Paul Gaultier)
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2009
Jean Paul Gaultier
Du Juan at Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2006
The proper way to eat a fig in society.
Women In Love - Ken Russell (1969)
Rupert: Gudrun Brangwen. Gerald Crich. Tibby and Laura Lupton. Ursula Brangwen. Rupert Birkin. What peculiar names we all have. Do you think we’ve been singled out…chosen for some extraordinary moment in life or are we all cursed with the mark of Cain?
Ursula: I’m afraid Ursula was a martyred saint. It’s been rather difficult to live up to.
Gerald: And who is Gudrun?
Gudrun: In Norse myth, Gudrun was a sinner who murdered her husband.
Gerald: Will you live up to that?
Gudrun: Which would you prefer me to live up to, the sinner or the murderer?