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Dressing gown worn by Josephine Veasey as Adelaide in Act I of the Covent Garden Opera Company production of 'Arabella' (1965)

Collection: Costume Collection
Object number: ROH/PRO/COS/0002782
Date: 1965
Description: Purple velvet dressing gown with wide sleeves, a crossover front and a full skirt. The dressing gown has a frill of deeper purple velvet at the hem, with box pleats, and a line of black braid covering the join. The collar and frill of cream pleated crêpe de Chine is followed through on the edges of the sleeves. The dressing gown as a whole is lined in purple taffeta. Worn with cap ROH/PRO/COS/0005492.
Maker: Wardrobe Department
Costume designer: Peter Rice
Wearer: Josephine Veasey, 1965 - 1981
Company: Covent Garden Opera Company
Copyright: © ROH Collections
Condition: Good.Fragile and damaged. Signs of alterations and repairs.
Related production: Arabella (1965)