tutu(redirected from classical tutus)
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a short fluffy multi-layer skirt worn by a ballerina. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tutus were made of gauze, muslin, or tarlatan sewn in several rows. Modern tutus are made from light synthetic fabrics. The tutu is usually sewn to a bodice. The first one was made in 1839 for Marie Taglioni from a drawing by the artist E. Lami.