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Dame Margot Fonteyn's dance dress for the ballet

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Dame Margot Fonteyn's dance dress for the ballet 'Giselle', circa 1962, with stamped and inked label 'Royal Opera House, Production: Giselle, Act1; name: Fonteyn', with pale blue fitted bodice edged in ivory braid and with criss-cross lacing to the front, tiered pale blue and ivory organza skirt and petticoats similarly trimmed; the separate white organza chemise with puffed sleeves (2) Provenance: Sotheby's May 1999, lot 110, originally sold in aid of the National Youth Dance Trust.
Condition
In need of cleaning - skirt has badly discoloured and has a brown scorched appearance. The upper layer of the skirt would originally have been pale blue. Blue velvet has also faded to more of a grey shade. The organdie under-blouse has three small splits over one shoulder.
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Dame Margot Fonteyn's dance dress for the ballet

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Jun 24, 2014
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Lot 0018 Details

Description
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Dame Margot Fonteyn's dance dress for the ballet 'Giselle', circa 1962, with stamped and inked label 'Royal Opera House, Production: Giselle, Act1; name: Fonteyn', with pale blue fitted bodice edged in ivory braid and with criss-cross lacing to the front, tiered pale blue and ivory organza skirt and petticoats similarly trimmed; the separate white organza chemise with puffed sleeves (2) Provenance: Sotheby's May 1999, lot 110, originally sold in aid of the National Youth Dance Trust.
Condition
...
In need of cleaning - skirt has badly discoloured and has a brown scorched appearance. The upper layer of the skirt would originally have been pale blue. Blue velvet has also faded to more of a grey shade. The organdie under-blouse has three small splits over one shoulder.

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