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Tutu worn by Shirley Grahame in Act III of The Royal Ballet Touring Company production of 'The Sleeping Beauty' (1959)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0004490
Date: 1961
Description: Tutu with an ivory nylon taffeta boned bodice. The neckline is trimmed with beige net and gold-threaded crin. At the centre front is a faux jewel surrounded by silver braid, silver-threaded crin and translucent beads. The bodice is decorated with appliquéd silver cord with silver sequins and translucent teardrop beads. The underskirt is layers of white net with scalloped edges. The top layer has a pointed edge and is decorated with appliquéd silver lamé outlined with silver thread and silver sequins. There are elastic shoulder straps and an elastic strap in the gusset.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Oliver Messel
Wearer: Shirley Grahame, 1961 - 1970
Company: The Royal Ballet Touring Company
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good.
Related production: The Sleeping Beauty (1959)