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Tutu worn by Antoinette Sibley as Clara in Act II of The Royal Ballet production of 'The Nutcracker' (1968)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0002001
Date: 1968
Description: Tutu of silver and white brocade with a heart-shaped neckline. The top edge of the bodice is trimmed with silver ribbon. The bust area is white net decorated with flower shapes of faux pearls with a centre diamanté, and scallop shapes outlined in black cord that are alternately filled with silver lurex, black beads and diamanté. The bottom edge is trimmed with silver gilt ribbon decorated with black beads. The bodice, which extends over the skirt, is decorated with appliquéd stylised leaves in black cord and silver lurex with black beads. The bottom edge is trimmed with silver gilt ribbon decorated with black beads. The short puffed sleeves of white net are decorated with scalloping in black cord filled with silver lurex, which is decorated with diamanté and edged in silver gilt ribbon with diamanté. The skirt is layers of white net. The top layer is silver net with scalloped edges that is decorated with scallops of black cord filled with silver lurex, diamanté, and black beads. There are pink elastic shoulder straps.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Nicholas Georgiadis
Wearer: Antoinette Sibley, 1968 - 1974
Company: The Royal Ballet
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good.
Related production: The Nutcracker (1968)