NYT reports that ABT's 2015 Spring Season at the Metropolitan House will feature a new production of Sleeping Beauty with designs by Richard Hudson based on Leon Bakst's original designs for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. The premiere will be at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa in March.
Here are a few pictures of Bakst's original designs from the Diaghilev Exhibition at Harvard.
The third picture, a gift to Harvard from a Koch brother, is interesting in that the costume apparently was designed for someone called the "Good Fairy" and Bakst put her in character shoes and a mask. The Harvard folks say on their site that the costume is similar to the Lilac Fairy sketch now owned by someone else, and that the Lilac Fairy wore a mask.
This new production sounds like the relief that we need – if we can get the right Auroras. And that's a big if.
Good Fairy - similar to Lilac Fairy design drawing
More pictures from a Google search here.