Costume Design by Giorgio de Chirico, The Ball (1929).
By far the most avant-garde costumes of the exhibit are those designed by Giorgio de Chirico and Pavel Tchelitchev. De Chirico, the Italian painter who wildly influenced the surrealist movement designed fantastically architectural costumes for The Ball (1929), featuring brick wall, column, and arch graphic motifs. The use of black outlining to create pieces such as the whimsical column cravat would have been just as stunning from stage as they are up-close.
[Credit: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, The National Gallery of Art]