The business of letting out costumes—and that reminds me that the last one I tried to wear needed considerable letting out—has its peculiar seasons, just as other vocations have. We are now in the ball period of our metropolitan existence, and as the dealer in fantastic habits skips about among his tinseled stock he feels like crying, “On with the dance!” It is just at present that he makes money, or tries to, at least, passing the rest of the year as best he can, buoyed up by the same hope which animates a watering-place hotel keeper.
The ballerina Marie Taglioni dancing the Flore in the ballet ‘Zephyr et Flore‘.
The ballet dancer, ballerina Marie Taglioni as Flore in her London debut 1830. A Sylphide in the ballet ‘Zephyr et Flore’ by Charles-Louis Didelot. Marie Taglioni was the first star of the romantic ballet. It is considered the first master of the tip dance. Her international career began when she appeared in 1832 at the Paris Opera Ballet in the La Sylphide by Jean Schneitzhoeffer. The choreographer of the piece was her father, Filippo Taglioni.
Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1831-1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.