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10/6/2012

Dresses that captured the essence of Parisian joie de vivre go on sale as former director of the Folies Bergère music hall auctions off her collection

Feathers galore are up for sale in Paris this weekend, as the extravagant headdresses, boas, and sparkling scanty costumes of the Folies Bergère music hall find a new home with the highest bidder. The symbol of Parisian ‘joie de vivre’ at the turn of the century, the Folies Bergère was a palace of taboo-busting sensuality, replete with nearly-nude showgirls performing erotic striptease. Shows also played up the ‘exoticness’ of people and objects from other cultures, satisfying the Parisian fascination with the négritude of the Twenties. for more click here

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