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Headdress worn by Margot Fonteyn as The Firebird in the Sadler's Wells Ballet production of 'The Firebird' (1954)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0000037
Date: 1954
Description: Headdress comprising a frame of wire and gold coloured braid. It is decorated with cream and red osprey feathers, white and gold coloured lace, sequins, faux gold and pearl beads, and faux rubies. There is black netting at the back which secures the headdress. Worn with earrings ROH/PRO/COS/0002345 and tutus ROH/PRO/COS/0000494 and ROH/PRO/COS/0005754.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Natalia Goncharova
Wearer: Margot Fonteyn, 1954 - 1962
Company: Sadler's Wells Ballet
Dimensions: length 21 cm; width 21 cm; height 21 cm
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good. Some of the feathers have been shortened.
Related production: The Firebird (1954)