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Tunic worn by Rudolf Nureyev as Romeo in Act I scene 4 of The Royal Ballet production of 'Romeo and Juliet' (1965)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0000520
Date: 1965
Description: Tunic made from a patchwork of blue lurex and blue brocade squares overstitched with black thread. It has a square neckline. Around the shoulders is an appliquéd decorative chain of silver lamé, silver braid, and faux jewels. The sleeves are gathered pink silk with a band above the elbow of blue and gold lurex brocade and a deep cuff of turquoise.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Nicholas Georgiadis
Wearer: Rudolf Nureyev, 1965 - 1977
Company: The Royal Ballet
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good.
Related production: Romeo and Juliet (1965)