The Ballet Russe (Russian Ballet) in Paris exile
inspired fanciful Orientalism,
a case of pop culture affecting design
in interiors, clothing and textile prints.
Leon Bakst did the costumes for Scheherazade and other ballets.
Hermes Scarf Ballet Russe
The Tale of Scheherazade and the 1001 Nights
was especially romantic.
Egyptian dress in fashion plate by
Barbier for Paul Poiret
Print from a mid-century blouse
inspiring an Arabian nights theme that lasted for years.
Magic carpets and Minarets
Popular culture continued to influence print design.
TV and cowboy shows in a tea towel
These prints can be
classified as conversation prints or novelty prints
Little Abner licensed comics print---
The dachshund fad of the fifties and sixties
Beatles from the 1960s