Martha Graham in Xochitl, 1920

Nickolas Muray :: Martha Graham in Xochitl (1920). Ted Shawn choreographed this piece, about an Indian Princess, on Graham in which she danced the title role of Xochitl. Shawn played the role of Emperor Tepancaltzin. Xochitl premiered in Long Beach, California in June 1920. © Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance | src online exhibit

Anita Berber mit Regina Friedländer, 1920

Tänzerin und Schauspielerin Anita Berber, din einem Jackenkleid von Hammer mit Regina Friedländer (li), die ein Mantelkleid aus Serge mit schwarzem Liberty Unterkleid und eine Fuchsstola trägt. Veröffentlicht: Die Dame 24/1920. | src and hi-res Getty Images

Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, 1953

Madame d’Ora :: Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas in a costume by Pierre Balmain for her father’s party, ca. 1953. © Nachlass Madame d’Ora und Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg via Vogue Magazine

Annette Kellerman publicity shot

Annette Kellerman, water ballerina. Head and shoulders publicity shot, with head turned to the side, wearing sequined costume and feathers. | src NFSA ~ National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Mlle de Turenne, ca. 1913

Fred Boissonnas :: Fancy dress parties ~ Mlle de Turenne, wife of publisher and journalist Arthur Meyer, in a fancy dress, undated, probably 1913. Published in ‘Die Dame’ 9/1913. (Photo: Boissonnas et Taponier) | src and hi-res Getty Images