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Dress worn by Margot Fonteyn in The Royal Ballet production of 'Amazon Forest pas de deux' (1976)

Collection: Margot Fonteyn Collection
Object number: ROH/FON/COS/0003452
Date: 1975
Description: Turquoise chiffon dress. The boned bodice has a base of beige fabric overlaid with ruched turquoise chifffon rising in points to the neckline where they are attached to a green braid, both in the front and at the back. There are green elastic shoulder straps. The front of the dress is decorated with white fabric flowers and green plastic leaves. The mid-length skirt has an uneven handkerchief hem line. Worn with headdress ROH/FON/COS/0003453. [Note: Fonteyn first danced this role at the world premiere by the Ballet do Rio de Janeiro in 1975 and subsequently with The Royal Ballet in 1976. She wore this dress in both productions.]
Maker: Unknown
Costume designer: José Varona
Wearer: Margot Fonteyn, 1975 - 1976
Company: The Royal Ballet
Condition: Good.
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Related production: Amazon Forest pas de deux (1976)