Tutu Tuesday: A Wili
warming up backstage. The Wili’s tutus are the same ones that were worn when the current version of Giselle premiered on April 16, 1970, making them older than most of the dancers who wear them.
The plate, or decorative, top of the tutu goes over a tutu’s tulle skirt. Tutu plates are often heavily embellished and most of the decoration is sewn onto the plate before it is attached to the skirt with final touches being done by hand.