A black organza pleated dress with diamante straps at back by Victor Edelstein for ['Rhapsody in Blue']

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      GB 2228 RDC/PD/05/01/0349/06
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  • Physical Description
      Generally sound. The dress is in very good condition; little white mark at the front of the skirt.

Scope and Content

A medium-length black organza pleated dress by Victor Edelstein for ['Rhapsody in Blue']. The dress is ruched at the waist and adorned with hand-stitched rhinestones at front and back, as well as a diamante detail and organza side sash. The top part of the dress is lined and fastens on the inside with a strap under the bust, it also includes an outer side zip and hook and eye fastening. It features a diamante panel at the collar and diamante straps that cross at the back.

The dress also comprises a hand-stitched label stating "Victor Edelstein London".

There is no photographic evidence that this costume was worn for a performance of 'Rhapsody in Blue'; please refer to photocopy of Victor Edelstein's sketches of costume in production file.

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright owned by creators including choreographer(s), designer(s) and composer(s). Performers rights apply. Can not be copied without rights owners' permission(s).

Additional Information

First performance on 3 March 1988