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Dress

  • Date:

    1945

  • Artist/Maker:

    Karinska, Barbara, born 1886 - died 1983 (Costumier)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Irina Baronova

  • Museum number:

    S.227-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume for the Glove Seller worn by Irina Baronova in Gaîté parisienne, Leonide Massine's Ballets Russes Highlights, 1945. Below the knee length dance dress of ivory taffeta. The bodice is sleeveless with a low cut curved neck to back and front. Attached to the skirt are three graduated flounces, cut on diagonal curves from left to right, the lowest falling to hem length on the right side. The dress is appliqued with diagonal stripes of pale mauve petersham ribbon; on the bodice are four diagonal stripes, one of which continues up the left shoulder strap; the right shoulder strap and side of bodice are left clear. The skirt flounces are visible lower edge of skirt are covered with similar stripes. The neck and each flounce are edged with a narrow salmon pink fine tarlatan frill and under each flounce is a loose fine tarlatan lining of the same salmon pink. Attached at waist is a white tarlatan underskirt set on the inside from low hip to hem with nine lace frills. The bodice is lined with ivory fabric and fastens at the back with hooks and eyes.

Date

1945

Artist/maker

Karinska, Barbara, born 1886 - died 1983 (Costumier)

Marks and inscriptions

' Karinska 1 '
Trade label

' Baronova '
overwritten on trade label

Dimensions

Length: 111 cm Collar to hem, Width: 47 cm Widest part

Object history note

Costume for the Glove Seller worn by Irina Baronova in extracts from Leonide Massine's ballet 'Gaîté parisienne', Leonide Massine's Ballets Russes Highlights, 1945. The music for the ballet was by Jacques Offenbach.

Descriptive line

Costume worn by Irina Baronova as the Glove Seller in Gaîté parisienne, Leonide Massine's Ballets Russes Highlights, 1945

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Taffeta; Petersham ribbon; Tarlatan; Lace

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Dance; Costumes

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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