Haute Couture Tutu Bodice Technique Up Close

Gilded Bead Work Fit For A Dancing Queen

Couture bodice design by Monica Newell
© Copyright Couture bodice design by Monica Newell of Costume Creations UK

Most of the images we see of ballet tutus either involve movement on the part of the dancer, or images that are seen from a distance. That is why this photo is absolutely perfect for showing off the  couture skills of Master Theatrical Designer, Monica Newell. I am in love with the beauty of the shimmering embellishments on this garment.

The curves and swirls of luxurious bead work have a choreography all their own. They are dancing all over this bodice.

Like spotlights on the stage, gemstone bead work that glows like the  Aurora Borealis night sky create  a rich, elegant layer of light to the bodice fabric. The matching tiara crowns this ensemble with traditional ballet costume perfection and the two photographed together are more than a stunning example of master couture technique.

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