Coco Chanel

Mary E Davis’ Ballets Russes Style: Diaghilev’s Dancers and Paris Fashion gives some insight into the stylistic goals of Gabrielle (Coco) Bonheur Chanel. 1 Chanel’s style catered to wealthier women in the coastal resorts near the town of Deauville.  ...

Satie the Satirist

Erik Satie (1866-1925) was a French composer from Normandy; he studied at the Paris Conservatory (which he despised) and in 1887 left his music publisher and amateur composer father and his stepmother (whom he found unbearable) to live in Montmartre (link to map), the...

Connections, connections…

Who knew that James Joyce’s daughter and Zelda Fitzgerald were trying their hands at dance or that a single ballet such as Le Train Bleu could bring together the choreography, music, dance, writing, fashion, and visual art talents of Nijinsky, Milhaud, Diaghilev,...