Literally one of the most beautiful photographs of Rudolf Nureyev by the genius of Irving Penn.  To prove it, this portrait sits in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Irving Penn  © Les Editions Condé Nast S.A. Photo taken New York, 1965. @designerwallace

Literally one of the most beautiful photographs of Rudolf Nureyev by the genius of Irving Penn. To prove it, this portrait sits in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Gift of Irving Penn © Les Editions Condé Nast S.A. Photo taken New York, 1965. @designerwallace

Happy birthday Nureyev! You are such an inspiration and I wish I could've seen you and Margot dance. I know you are dancing up in the stars right now.

Happy birthday Nureyev! You are such an inspiration and I wish I could've seen you and Margot dance. I know you are dancing up in the stars right now.

Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in rehearsal,1965

The Royal Ballet's Romeo and Juliet: 50 years of star-crossed dancers – in pictures

1951 book 'Ballet' by Serge Lido http://sweetflorencealice.blogspot.com/2010/11/too-cool-for-ballet-school.html

1951 book 'Ballet' by Serge Lido http://sweetflorencealice.blogspot.com/2010/11/too-cool-for-ballet-school.html

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Happy Birthday Rudolf Nureyev!

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