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I was there too ! It was a magical evening and I remember the dress and lots of net as well as her beautiful curtsey.Maybe you did the doll dance with me …I seem to recall having pink satin ballet shoes and a pink hug-me-tight fpr the occasion.Yes , that dress was gorgeous .We went to the Elfin School of dancing to ‘train’!
I wanted to be Margot Fonteyn. I danced in front of her at a performance at the Guildhall Southampton when I was about 8 or 9. Everyone came on stage at the end of the show and I was sitting at the front. She wore a stunning simple cocktail length black dress and her hair up. I had no idea of Paris fashion but that she looked so different to the other dignitaries gathered was obvious. She spoke graciously, and I sat just behind her, entralled.
Part of Invitation to the Ballet: Ninette de Valois and the Story of The Royal Ballet at The Lowry, Salford
A collaboration between The Royal Opera House and The Lowry, Salford