Revolutionary art by internationally known Russian artist Aleksandra Ekster (Alexandra Exter). Living from 1882 to 1949, she was a member of the Cubo-Futurist, Suprematist, and Constructivist schools.

Costume for a female character. 1924.
Costume for a female character. 1924. Collection of ND Lobanowa-Rostowski. Cc0 License 2.0 BY-SA. via https://www.vogue.pl/a/aleksandra-ekster-amazonka-awangardy
Costume design for Salome. 1917.
Costume design for Salome. 1917. Collection of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow. In the public domain. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/aleksandra-ekster/costume-design-for-salome-1917
Costume designs for a production of Salome. 1917.
Costume designs for a production of Salome. 1917. Image © Miriam Schapiro. Fair use license. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/miriam-schapiro/aleksandra-ekster-costume-designs-for-a-1917-production-of-salome
Study for a male costume. 1920.
Study for a male costume. 1920. Gouache on cardboard. Image © Artforum.com. Fair use license. via https://www.artforum.com/print/previews/201001/alexandra-exter-24530
Costume design for "Phoenician Women." 1914.
Costume design for “Phoenician Women.” 1914. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://styleupyourday.com/tag/%D0%B6%D0%B8%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%8C/
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Costume sketches from back in time by Alfred Albert, lead designer at the l’Opéra de Paris from 1856 to 1876. Granted sitting in the imperial box with Empress Eugénie would be better but what can one do.

Costume sketch or maquette for a production of the opera "Der Freischütz". 1870-1877.
Costume sketch or maquette for a production of “Der Freischütz”. 1870-1877. French. Crayon, plume, aquarelle, and gouache. Image © Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84546490/f1.item.r=Alfred%20Albert
"Le paysans".
“Le paysans”. Costume sketch or maquette for a dancer in the ballet scene from a production of “Der Freischütz”. 1870-1877. French. Crayon, plume, aquarelle, and gouache. Image © Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84546490/f2.item.r=Alfred%20Albert
Costume sketch or maquette for a dancer in the ballet scene from a production of "Der Freischütz". 1870-1877.
Costume sketch or maquette for a dancer in the ballet scene from a production of “Der Freischütz”. 1870-1877. French. Crayon, plume, aquarelle, and gouache. Image © Bibliothèque nationale de France. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84546490/f6.item.r=Alfred%20Albert

Sketches for ballerinas from a bit back by Alfred Albert, lead designer for two decades at the l’Opéra de Paris (1856-1876). Costuming them all up he left the drawings for us to see. Not as good as a seat in the first box but it will have to do.

"Graziosa."
“Graziosa.” Undated. Image © Bibliothèque-Musée de l’Opéra National de Paris. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84546334.r=Alfred%20Albert?rk=300430;4
"Zara."
“Zara.” Undated. Image © Bibliothèque-Musée de l’Opéra National de Paris. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8454639m.r=Alfred%20Albert?rk=214593;2
"Les Elfes." (Image 1).
“Les Elfes.” (Image 1). Undated. Image © Bibliothèque-Musée de l’Opéra National de Paris. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84546297.r=Alfred%20Albert?rk=686698;4
"Les Huguenots." (Image 1).
“Les Huguenots.” (Image 1). Undated. Image © Bibliothèque-Musée de l’Opéra National de Paris. Fair use license. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84546638.r=Alfred%20Albert?rk=922751;2

Evening gowns fit for the Oscars. Designing for Hollywood’s leading ladies, Edith Head’s frocks were seen around the world on the silver screen.

"To Catch a Thief." 1955. Costume for Grace Kelly.
“To Catch a Thief.” 1955. Costume for Grace Kelly. Fair use license. via https://www.oscars.org/collection-highlights/edith-head/?fid=33356
Costume sketch of Grace Kelly's first outfit for "Rear Window". 1954.
Costume sketch of Grace Kelly’s first outfit for “Rear Window”. 1954. Fair use license. via http://clothesonfilm.com/costuming-hitchcock-an-extract-from-hitchcocks-heroines-by-caroline-young/
Scarlet and red evening gown and cape. Undated sketch.
Scarlet and red evening gown and cape. Undated sketch. Fair use licence. via https://kknews.cc/entertainment/p85o48z.html