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    • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

    The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

    1994

    Costume seen on Sarah Wildor or Gillian Revie as The Diamond Fairy

    • Sony Picture Classics

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    2009

    Costume seen on Lily Cole as Valentina

    • Louis Vuitton
    • Jean Paul Goude

    Harper's Bazaar Magazine

    2007

    Costume seen on Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, in a photo shoot by Jean Paul Goude

    • Melissa Shoes

    Melissa Shoes Ad

    2010

    Costume seen on Dita Von Teese

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About the Costume

Operas and ballets are often known for their exquisite costumes that are beautiful and built to last. It’s not uncommon for a costume house to purchase old pieces when an Opera’s Wardrobe department is cleaning and selling off its stock. What is rare is to be able to document a stage costume through to its new life in film. 

This particular piece is extraordinary, not only in its beautiful detail but also because it has been seen in ballet, film, advertisements, and photo shoots, as well as worn by several women and a man.

In 1994 Maria Björnson, best known for her spectacular Tony-winning costume and set designs for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, created the costumes for the Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty. It was the only production for The Royal Ballet that Björnson designed for, and the pieces were in stock with the Royal Opera House’s costume department until 2002, when they were sold to Angel’s Costumiers.

This particular tutu was designed to emulate a pair of 18th Century Panniers. Three similar costumes appeared together on the Silver, Sapphire and Diamond Fairies. This costume was worn on the Diamond Fairy in 1994 in The Sleeping Beauty, possibly on Gillian Revie. After the piece was sold to Angels, it appeared in 2009 on Lily Cole as Valentina in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. In 2007 it was seen again in an issue of Harper’s Bazaar on Marc Jacobs in a photo shoot by Jean-Paul Goude for Louis Vuitton. Lastly, in 2010 it appeared in an advertisement for Melissa Shoes on Dita Von Teese.

 

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About the Costume

Operas and ballets are often known for their exquisite costumes that are beautiful and built to last. It’s not uncommon for a costume house to purchase old pieces when an Opera’s Wardrobe department is cleaning and selling off its stock. What is rare is to be able to document a stage costume through to its new life in film. 

This particular piece is extraordinary, not only in its beautiful detail but also because it has been seen in ballet, film, advertisements, and photo shoots, as well as worn by several women and a man.

In 1994 Maria Björnson, best known for her spectacular Tony-winning costume and set designs for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, created the costumes for the Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty. It was the only production for The Royal Ballet that Björnson designed for, and the pieces were in stock with the Royal Opera House’s costume department until 2002, when they were sold to Angel’s Costumiers.

This particular tutu was designed to emulate a pair of 18th Century Panniers. Three similar costumes appeared together on the Silver, Sapphire and Diamond Fairies. This costume was worn on the Diamond Fairy in 1994 in The Sleeping Beauty, possibly on Gillian Revie. After the piece was sold to Angels, it appeared in 2009 on Lily Cole as Valentina in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. In 2007 it was seen again in an issue of Harper’s Bazaar on Marc Jacobs in a photo shoot by Jean-Paul Goude for Louis Vuitton. Lastly, in 2010 it appeared in an advertisement for Melissa Shoes on Dita Von Teese.

 

Operas and ballets are often known for their exquisite costumes that are beautiful and built to last. It’s not uncommon for a costume house to purchase old pieces when an Opera’s Wardrobe department is cleaning and selling off its stock. What is rare is to be able to document a stage costume through to its new life in film. 

This particular piece is extraordinary, not only in its beautiful detail but also because it has been seen in ballet, film, advertisements, and photo shoots, as well as worn by several women and a man.

In 1994 Maria Björnson, best known for her spectacular Tony-winning costume and set designs for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, created the costumes for the Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty. It was the only production for The Royal Ballet that Björnson designed for, and the pieces were in stock with the Royal Opera House’s costume department until 2002, when they were sold to Angel’s Costumiers.

This particular tutu was designed to emulate a pair of 18th Century Panniers. Three similar costumes appeared together on the Silver, Sapphire and Diamond Fairies. This costume was worn on the Diamond Fairy in 1994 in The Sleeping Beauty, possibly on Gillian Revie. After the piece was sold to Angels, it appeared in 2009 on Lily Cole as Valentina in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. In 2007 it was seen again in an issue of Harper’s Bazaar on Marc Jacobs in a photo shoot by Jean-Paul Goude for Louis Vuitton. Lastly, in 2010 it appeared in an advertisement for Melissa Shoes on Dita Von Teese.

 

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Ian
  • James
Photos provided by:
  • Ian
  • James
Costume Designer:
  • Maria Björnson

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