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Theatre Costume

1924 (made)

Costume for La Perlouse in Nijinska's ballet Le Train bleu designed by Chanel for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1924. Cyclamen-Pink knitted 1920s style sleeveless one-piece bathing costume with attached shorts in pink with black and white bands on overskirt and legs.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
knitted wool, silk tapes crepe de chine
Brief Description
Costume for La Perlouse in Nijinska's ballet Le Train bleu designed by Chanel for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1924.
Physical Description
Costume for La Perlouse in Nijinska's ballet Le Train bleu designed by Chanel for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1924. Cyclamen-Pink knitted 1920s style sleeveless one-piece bathing costume with attached shorts in pink with black and white bands on overskirt and legs.
Dimensions
  • Display footprint height: 158cm
  • Display footprint width: 60cm
  • Display footprint depth: 45cm
Object history
Provenance from the wardrobe of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and sold in the Sotheby's auction of Diaghilev Ballet Material at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 19 December 1969

Exhibited in Diaghilev exhibition at V&A 2010-11 and on tour
Collection
Accession Number
S.836-1980

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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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