What’s the all-time best red dress?

28 March 2012 | By Behind Ballet

Here we have Principal Artist Amber Scott, wearing the much-coveted red ball dress from the third act of the ballet Onegin – the one in which Tatiana captivates the world-weary sophisticate who has rejected her years ago.

What makes Onegin look twice at Tatiana? It’s got to be that red dress! Hollywood sirens, fashion designers and Pre-Raphaelite painters all know it – the red dress is the essence of seductive glamour. So what’s the best, the most iconic, the droppest-dead red?

Tell us your all-time favourite red dress in a comment on this blog and you’ll be in the running for a fabulous Ballet V Fashion pack featuring pointe shoes signed by Amber Scott, a Sambag Ballet tote, a lipstick from Napoleon Perdis (red of course!), a chip chop! Plié Chassé Jeté All Day T-shirt and Pavlova tote, and a Ballet V Kat Mcleod T-shirt.

The competition ends on Friday, 20 April 2012 at 5pm (AEST).

To get you thinking, here’s a few of our favourite scarlet women:

Vivien Leigh facing down the gossips in Gone with the Wind:

Audrey Hepburn showing off her wingspan in Funny Face:

Nicole Kidman working up a smoulder in Moulin Rouge:

Pondering Fate in John William Waterhouse’s Destiny:

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell bringin’ the double trouble in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes:

So what’s your ultimate red dress?

If you want to see Tatiana’s red dress in person, get your tickets to Cranko’s 20th-century masterpiece Onegin.

A big thank you to our sponsors Sambag and Napoleon Perdis for their contribution to the prize pack.