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Jürgen Rose

The Snow Queen costume sketch

The Snow Queen costume sketch from The Nutcracker designed by Jürgen Rose (1964).

Rose’s designs for The Snow Queen from The Nutcracker incorporated the motif of multi-faceted diamonds and gemstones, a symbol for crystalline snowflakes and a reminder of the shimmer of the Christmas season. This costume is one of the most frequently worn in the history of the National Ballet.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.