“Before Nureyev, one scarcely took note of male ballet dancers. Ballerinas were the stars. After him, ballet came into balance. He made it sexier, more electrifying, and male dancers everywhere stood a little taller,” writes Kaufman. Costume by Nicholas Giorgiadis, doublet for Rudolf Nureyev in the role of Prince Florimond, Act III, in "Sleeping Beauty," Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1966. Sleeveless gray and silver waistcoat trimmed with gold lace, yellow braid, and gold filigree buttons; white false shirt with pleated sleeves and lace cuffs.
Photograph by Pascal Francois/CNCS
Collection Centre national du costume de scene (CNCS)/Rudolf Nureyev Foundation