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Tutu worn by Jill Cooke and Wendy Ellis as a Snowflake in The Royal Ballet production of 'The Nutcracker' (1968)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0004496
Date: 1968
Description: Tutu with a boned bodice of white satin. The top edge of the bodice is trimmed with silver lace and the bust area is overlaid with white organza and decorated with vertical stripes of diamanté on black cord. The bodice is heavily decorated with appliquéd black and silver braid, black and silver cord, faux pearls and diamanté in diamond and zigzag patterns. The lower edge of the bodice extends over the skirt and is trimmed with a frill of pleated white and silver striped organza. Two upper arm bands, attached to the shoulder straps by elastic, are made of white net decorated with silver lace and silver beads. The skirt is layers of white net with scalloped edges, and a shorter overskirt of silver net decorated with two zigzag lines of black lace and white and silver crin ribbon. The lower line is decorated with rectangular rhinestones.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Nicholas Georgiadis
Wearer: Wendy Ellis
Wearer: Jill Cooke
Company: The Royal Ballet
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good. The costume is slightly dirty. Many diamanté are missing from the bodice. The centre front seam of the bodice is frayed.
Related production: The Nutcracker (1968)