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Tutu worn by Margot Fonteyn as Odette in The Royal Ballet production of 'Swan Lake' (1971)

Collection: Margot Fonteyn Collection
Object number: ROH/FON/COS/0003457
Date: 1971
Description: Tutu with a white grosgrain rayon tafetta boned bodice. The neckline and centre front of the bodice have appliquéd white net decorated with silver braid and faceted iridescent beads. The underskirt is white net with pointed edges. The overskirt has appliquéd net decorated with white feathers, silver braid and iridescent faux jewels in feather shapes. There are elastic shoulder straps, an elastic strap in the gusset, and a fabric-covered hoop in the skirt. Worn with headdress ROH/PRO/COS/0000021.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Leslie Hurry
Wearer: Margot Fonteyn, 1971 - 1973
Company: The Royal Ballet
Condition: Good. White feathers were originally glued on the V of the bodice, but have been cut off (only the ends remain).
Related production: Swan Lake (1971)