On March 12, 1839, Marie Taglioni, the greatest dancer of her days, performed in La Sylphide, wearing a gauze-layered white tutu. She was the first ballerina, who danced in a tutu, and set a new ballet costume trend.
Eugene Lami, a French painter, designed this romantic skirt specially for that remarkable performance. Now we know a lot of tutu styles: these skirts can be romantic and classic or combine two designs.
Grishko is a world famous company, producing wonderful tutus for rehearsals and performances. In the photo: young Gisele Bethea, a rising ballet star, adores dancing in our tutu.