Original Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) Starfleet purple v-neck jumpsuit
A purple v-neck jumpsuit worn by Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi during the second and third seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, with label inside inscribed Marina. Instantly-identifiable signature duty uniform in a subdued, mauvetoned spandex fabric with lavender scoop-neck knitted collar.
The Next Generation costume were designed by William Ware Theiss, best remembered as the designer of every costume worn in the seventy-nine episodes that comprise the first Star Trek series. Theiss left the series after the first season and was replaced by Durinda Rice Wood in the second. Also a talented designer, Wood created the first of Whoopi Goldberg’s memorable Guinan outfits and helped develop the look of the Borg. She, however, also decided to leave the series and suggest her friend Robert Blackman as costume designer. The first task Blackman was given was the same one as William Theiss had faced — the Starfleet uniforms. Blackman refined the cut of the new uniforms so there was an acceptable compromise between the producers’ desire to maintain the sleek, formfitting look of the original costumes and the ease for movement the actors required to feel comfortable. For the men, comfort was easier to come by because their costumes were changed from jumpsuits to two piece outfits. But Gates McFadden and Marina Sirtis remained in tight jumpsuits and faced ongoing pressure to maintain their ideal weights without variation as a result.