- Description (Brief)
- This gossamer ballet tutu was worn by ballerina Marianna Tcherkassky in productions at New York’s American Ballet Theatre. The costume was designed and made by May Ishimoto, the wardrobe mistress for ABT. Tcherkassky, a Washington, D. C. native of Russian and Japanese ancestry, was acclaimed for her performances in the title role of Adolph Adam’s ballet Giselle and was paired frequently with Mikail Baryshnikov, most notably in the ABT production of Tschaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The costume consists of a blue silk tutu and white crinoline. The pale blue silk bodice has peasant-style criss-cross lacing across the front with blue velvet ribbon. Lace and embroidery trim the skirt’s edge and the costume has short puffed sleeves with velvet trim.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- American Ballet Theatre
- Ishimoto, May
- date made
- overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
- Object Name
- Ballet Costume
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