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Born in Kharkov in the Ukraine in 1886, Barbara Karinska left the Soviet Union in 1924. She set up ateliers in Paris, Monte Carlo, London and Hollywood before settling in New York in 1949. She worked closely with Balanchine, but much of her work was done behind the scenes. She worked with many other choreographers, producers and directors, including Frederick Ashton, Agnes de Mille, Bronislava Nijinska, Jerome Robbins, Louis Jouvert, Franco Zefferelli, Victor Fleming and George Cukor and her work ranged from Shakespeare and Molière through Broadway shows and burlesque to the 1948 film Joan of Arc, for which she won an Academy Award. As well as creating her own designs, she was a brilliant interpreter of those of others, turning sketches by such artists as André Derain, Marc Chagall, Isamu Nogushi and Salvador Dalí into wearable, workable costumes

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