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Underskirt

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1958 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dior, Christian, born 1905 - died 1957 (costume designer)
    M Berman Ltd (costume maker (theatre))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Nylon, nylon net, metal and wicker hoops

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Theatre Museum Association

  • Museum number:

    S.1444-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 105, case 10

Physical description

Crinoline underskirt of nylon and nylon net set onto nylon basque, the shape created with metal and wicker hoops

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1958 (Made)

Artist/maker

Dior, Christian, born 1905 - died 1957 (costume designer)
M Berman Ltd (costume maker (theatre))

Materials and Techniques

Nylon, nylon net, metal and wicker hoops

Object history note

Given by the British Theatre Museum Association by Miss Doris Langley Moore in April 1965.

The underskirt was worn with costumes S.1443A/B-1984 and S.84/A-1978 by Vivien Leigh as Paola in Jean Giraudoux's play Duel of Angels, Apollo Theatre, 1958. Designed by Christian Dior.

Descriptive line

Underskirt for crinoline, worn by Vivien Leigh as Paola in the play Duel of Angels , Apollo Theatre, London, 1958

Materials

Nylon; Nylon net; Metal; Wicker

Techniques

Machine sewing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Stage costumes

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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