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Tutu worn by Galina Samsova as Odette in the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet production of 'Swan Lake' (1981)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0002009
Date: 1981
Description: Tutu with a boned bodice of white lurex brocade. The centre front panels are outlined with strings of faux pearls, opaque sequins, and cream beads. The central silver crepon panel is decorated with pearls and clear teardrop beads. The bottom edge of the bodice is decorated with white beads, tiny faux pearls, white braid, and white teardrops. The shoulder straps and upper back panels are tan lock-knit fabric covered with clear sequins. The mid-length, accordian-pleated skirt has layers of white net with pointed edges, with a top layer of white crystal organza decorated with teardrops and faux pearls.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Phillip Prowse
Wearer: Galina Samsova, 1981 - 1985
Company: Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good. The tops of the pearls have been sliced off. Repaired on the bodice seams. Glue discolouration at the ends of the strings. Top hook and eye fastenings are rusting.