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Tutu worn by Vergie Derman as Odette in Acts II and IV of The Royal Ballet production of 'Swan Lake' (1971)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0002012
Date: 1975
Description: Tutu with a white fine grosgrain rayon tafetta bodice. The neckline and centre front of the bodice have appliquéd white net decorated with silver braid and faceted iridescent beads. White feathers are glued onto the top V of the bodice and splay over the neckline. The underskirt is white net with pointed edges. The overskirt is appliquéd net decorated with white feathers, silver braid, and iridescent faux jewels in feather shapes. There are elastic shoulder straps, an elastic strap in the gusset, and a covered metal hoop in the skirt.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Leslie Hurry
Wearer: Vergie Derman, 1975 - 1979
Company: The Royal Ballet
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good. Missing jewels on bodice. Glue on feathers is discolouring. Metal hoop is rusting.
Related production: Swan Lake (1971)