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Tutu worn by Margot Fonteyn as Odile in The Royal Ballet Touring Company production of 'Swan Lake' (1965) and The Royal Ballet production of 'Swan Lake' (1971)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0002300
Date: 1965
Description: Tutu with a black velvet boned bodice. It is decorated at the neckline with an appliquéd motif of gold thread and gold flower-shaped sequins on black net. The motif starts at the left back, runs along the front neckline and continues diagonally down to the left hip and onto the skirt. At the top right of the neckline is a sprig of wire covered in gold and ending in small opalescent pendent faux jewels. The skirt is layers of black net with pointed edges. The decoration is missing from the skirt. There are elastic shoulder straps and a strip of elastic in the gusset.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Leslie Hurry
Wearer: Margot Fonteyn, 1965 - 1973
Company: The Royal Ballet Touring Company
Company: The Royal Ballet
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good. Some crushing of net skirt and there is a tear in the top layer. There is visible corrosion to the metal fastenings and bodice decoration.
Related production: Swan Lake (1965)
Swan Lake (1971)