The Ballets Russes performed under Sergei Diaghliev between 1909 and 1929, using avant-garde composers, such as Stravinsky and designers such as Bakst, Goncharova, Picasso and Matisse and made a major contribution to the Modernist movement.
Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes at the V & A, runs until January 2011 and examines Diaghilev’s influence on 20th-century art, design and fashion. It includes more than 300 objects, including original costumes, set designs, props and posters.
Its a definite must see for lovers of ballet and the visual arts and has already had an influence on fashion for Spring Summer 2011. British designer Erdem’s beautiful lace dresses were inspired by the costumes of the Ballets and he has designed a scarf to celebrate the exhibition, on sale at the V & A.