Pacific Northwest Ballet outfits its "Giselle" in new costumes.
Kaplan’s choice of colors reflect a much earlier “Giselle,” said Hascall. “You’ll see more browns, yellows, and orange." Very fine light wools imported from Europe helped create the handsome coats and vests of the young gentlemen. Besides their fluttering wings, the Wilis have the floating three-quarter length skirts that typify the Romantic ideal of the ballerina (the puffy tutu not making its appearance on the ballet stage until much later in the 19th century).