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Alexandre BENOIS

St Petersburg, Russia 1870 – Paris, France 1960


  • to Paris, France 1926


commenced 1932 – 1951

producer (organisation)

Trousers from an unidentified costume c.1940
Collection Title: the Ballets Russes' production of Graduation Ball
Title Notes: the Original Ballet Russes' production
Materials & Technique: costume and dress, costumes, wool, cotton, elastic. metal fastenings

Primary Insc: Black ink inscription on cotton label inside centre back waist covered by braces.
Secondary Insc: Handwritten on cotton label, inside back waist: SCOTT. In black ink, on cotton label, inside centre back waist covered by braces. Illegible inscriptions in black ink inside back and front of trousers.
Dimensions: inner leg 76.0 h cm waist circum 88.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1054.782.B
Subject: Collection: The Julian Robinson collection of fashion, costume, textiles, illustrated periodicals and printed ephemera, acquired 1976. Theatre arts, International Ballet