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Tutu worn by Margot Fonteyn as Princess Aurora in Act I of The Royal Ballet production of 'The Sleeping Beauty' (1968)

Collection: Margot Fonteyn Collection
Object number: ROH/FON/COS/0003459
Date: 1969
Description: Tutu with a boned bodice of pink panne velvet outlined with ivory velvet decorated with black diamond-shaped beads to simulate ermine. The centre front panel of patterned gold lamé net is decorated with gold and silver sequins in a fleur-de-lys pattern. The short sleeves of silk chiffon are trimmed with rows of small faux pearls. The underskirt is layers of pink and white net with scalloped edges and the overskirt is patterned gold lame with scalloped edges decorated with gold and silver sequins in a fleur-de-lys pattern.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Lila de Nobili
Wearer: Margot Fonteyn, 1969 - 1972
Company: The Royal Ballet
Condition: Good. Worn and with minor tears to the sleeves. The skirt is very crushed.
Acquisition Method: Purchase
Related production: The Sleeping Beauty (1968)