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Physical description

Costume for Taglioni worn by Alicia Markova. Romantic tutu in palest pink nylon organza, the bodice trimmed at top and down bodice seams with palest pink satin ribbon.



Marks and inscriptions

' Markova '
Written on waist petersham


Length: 102 cm Shoulder to hem, Width: 48 cm Across shoulders, Weight: 3.5 kg Boxed weight

Object history note

Costume for Taglioni worn by Alicia Markova in Anton Dolin's ballet 'Pas de Quatre', ca. 1947. The music for the ballet was composed by Cesare Pugni. The costumes were designed after Chalon's famous illustration of the famous 1845 ballet which featured the four greatest stars of the Romantic ballet: Marie Taglioni, Carlotta Grisi, Fanny Cerrito, and Lucile Grahn. Anton Dolin originally staged his recreation of the ballet for American Ballet Theatre in 1941, and it was subsequently performed by many other companies around the world.

Descriptive line

Costume for Taglioni worn by Alicia Markova in 'Pas de Quatre', ca. 1947

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission


Synthetic organza; Satin ribbon

Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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