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Costume
  • Costume
    Lovat Fraser, Grace Mrs, born 1889 - died 1977
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Costume

  • Place of origin:

    London (Believed to be made by Grace Lovat Fraser in London, made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lovat Fraser, Grace Mrs, born 1889 - died 1977 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Velvet, silk and lace

  • Credit Line:

    Rachel Cameron bequest

  • Museum number:

    S.648-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume worn by Tamara Karsavina for her solo Mme de Maupin. The programme for the performance at the Arts Theatre, London, 27 May 1930, indicates that the costume was made by Grace Lovat Fraser.

Physical description

Black velvet jacket with full skirt with white silk lining. The jacket fastens in front with hooks and eyes. It is decorated down the front with two vertical triple rows of small rhinestones and three pairs of similarly decorative buttons. Rhinestones pick out a pocket pattern on both sides of the skirt, each with three decorative buttons. There are two double bands of rhinestones at each cuff, below which are sewn in cuffs of cream lace. The back is undecorated.

Place of Origin

London (Believed to be made by Grace Lovat Fraser in London, made)

Date

1920s (made)

Artist/maker

Lovat Fraser, Grace Mrs, born 1889 - died 1977 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Velvet, silk and lace

Object history note

Passed from Tamara Karsavina to Rachel Cameron

Descriptive line

Costume worn by Tamara Karsavina for her solo, Mme de Maupin. No designer is credited but Arts Theatre programme 27 May 1930 indicates it was made by Grace Lovat Fraser.

Materials

Velvet; Silk (textile); Lace

Techniques

Sewing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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