Sleeping Beauty Costumes Up Close

 The Sleeping Beauty is one of the big productions in any ballet company's rep. It was the ballet with which the The Royal Ballet reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, its first production at its new home in Covent Garden. I find this incredibly glamourous. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original 1946 staging was revived by then-Director Monica Mason and Christopher Newton. With the arrival of  Oliver Messel’s big designs and glittering costumes to the stage. The costumes are intricate and embellished which is much needed for this huge production.

  SLEEVE INSPIRATION...

Also a note on the sleeves of these costumes! Sleeves are huge this season , all over London, Milan and New York Fashion Weeks. The bigger and more flamboyant the better, I love it. You can get some great inspiration for street wear while watching beautiful ballet! 

Take a closer look...

Akane - Aurora  

Akane - Aurora  

Me, Olivia - Carabosse.  

Me, Olivia - Carabosse.  

Julia - Knitting Womam  

Julia - Knitting Womam  

Lettie - Cat

Lettie - Cat

Yasmine - Enchanted Garden Fairy

Yasmine - Enchanted Garden Fairy

Kristen - Queen

Kristen - Queen

Nicol - Wolf

Nicol - Wolf

Helen - Floristan  

Helen - Floristan  

Tom - Catalabutte 

Tom - Catalabutte 

Estelle - Lilac Fairy Assistant  

Estelle - Lilac Fairy Assistant  

Olivia ( me ) - Crystal Fountain Fairy  

Olivia ( me ) - Crystal Fountain Fairy  

Paul - Cat

Paul - Cat

Julia- Mazuka Guest  

Julia- Mazuka Guest  

Tristan - Golidlocks Prince  

Tristan - Golidlocks Prince  

Meg - Bluebird

Meg - Bluebird

Calvin & David - Mazuka Guests

Calvin & David - Mazuka Guests

Me - Duchess

Me - Duchess

Kristen and Al - Queen & King  

Kristen and Al - Queen & King  

Me - Floristan  

Me - Floristan  

Ro - Red Riding Hood  

Ro - Red Riding Hood  

Me - Aurora friend

Me - Aurora friend

Tierney - Beauty

Tierney - Beauty

Camille - Garland Lady

Camille - Garland Lady

Yas - Aurora in Act 3  

Yas - Aurora in Act 3  

I WILL BE ADDING MORE PHOTOS TO THIS BLOG BY THE END OF THE WEEK, SO COME BACK AND SEE MORE GREAT COSTUMES ..and sleeves !!!