Costume designer Alex Gilbert created this tutu out of treated paper bags, in the mode of The Paper Bag Princess, the beloved children’s tale by Canadian storyteller Robert Munsch. It’s one of 60 made by artists, designers and the community for The Tutu Project, a celebration of the National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary.
Lululemon lead designer Antonia Iamartino accentuates the classical aesthetic with the use of Lululemon stretch fabric and technical construction for a high performance garment. It’s inspired by Swan Lake.
The Lemkos Tutu, by well-known multi-disciplinary artist Noel Middleton, is inspired by the characteristic design of early Slavic churches and is made entirely from reclaimed and collected wood.
This Proud as a Peacock tutu, from Pride Toronto 2011, carries 800 messages of hope and celebration on the paper feathers that make up the body and tulle-tail.
Toronto fibre artist Molly Grundy supervised this film-inspired creation, contributed…
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