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V. Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, London, 1992, p. 32.
B. Catley, Art Deco and other figures, Antique Collector's Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1978, p. 85.
Crystalizing the exoticism of the Ballets Russes, the Persian Dancers wear all of the attire most associated with the East--harem pants, turbans, jeweled armbands and curled-toe slippers. These costumes are similar to those worn by dancers Vaslav Nijinsky and Ida Rubenstein, who created a sensation in their Paris debut of the Ballets Russes performance of Scheherazade in 1910. Rubenstein appeared at the opening of the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in her Bakst-designed costume from Scheherazade, illustrating the continuing appeal of this opulent style.