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#16 Mel Johnson

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 04:27 AM

The basic color of the 1895 Odile costume was midnight blue, apparently, with lots of overlay and applique. This is a color which is sometimes described as "blacker than black" from a distance.

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 07:16 PM

interesting.
can you direct me to a ref. that mentions this midnight blue hue. i know only the sketch, which o'course often gets 'interpreted' in execution by the actual builders.

#18 Mel Johnson

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 04:03 AM

I'm working from a memory of seeing the sketch, too, which surprised me by the use of midnight blue in the treatment of the skirt instead of grey or black. It's the same blue that is used in US Navy overcoats. Only one tint off being black.

#19 Herman Stevens

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 04:53 AM

And of course the original tutus were longish "floppy" ones, rather than the hard and straight ones that show the entire leg.


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