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Theatre costume

Theatre costume

  • Date:

    1960-1969 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wire, paper, synthetic fabric and satin

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of www.sherringtons.co.uk and the Friends of Margot Fonteyn Appeal

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Round coronet of pale green paper-bound wire, covered with 'roses' of pink and white synthetic fabric with white stamen centres, with green satin leaves stiffened with wire down the centre.


1960-1969 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Wire, paper, synthetic fabric and satin


Diameter: 20 cm

Object history note

The headdress is for a Sylph in Mikhail Fokine's ballet "Les Sylphides" and was worn by Margot Fonteyn, probably in the 1960s.

Descriptive line

Headdress worn by Margot Fonteyn in "Les Sylphides", 1960s.


Wire; Paper; Satin; Synthetic fabric


Glueing; Hand stitching


Theatre and Performance Collection

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