A Night At The Ballet

Prabal Gurung, Olivier Theyskens, Iris Van Herpen for New York City Ballet (Photos)

The New York City Ballet collaborated with three top designers to costume its fall performances.

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Another fall, another ballet. On Thursday, the New York City Ballet will host the world premiere of three new ballets – the costumes of which will be designed by three important designers. Theory’s Artistic Director Olivier Theyskens will design the costumes for a ballet by Angelin Preljocaj; the well-known Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung will collaborate with choreographer Justin Peck; and the Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen will work with Benjamin Millipied.  NYCB has a history of collaborating with fashion designers. Last year, Valentino Garavani designed ruby-red costumes for George Balanchine’s Rubies – which culminated in a spectacular homage to the color red. But this season’s selections are said to aim to attract younger audiences to the Ballet. The fall season will kick off on Thursday night with the Ballet’s annual fall gala, co-chaired by Sarah Jessica Parker.

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NYCB Director of Costumes Marc Happel conducts a fitting of an Iris van Herpen costume with dancer Sterlyn Hyltin.

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Olivier Theyskens' costume sketches for the new Angelin Preljocaj ballet to premiere at NYCB's Fall Gala.

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Olivier Theyskens with dancer Sara Mearns in the NYCB Costume Shop.

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Detailing of Iris Van Herpen's costumes for the new Benjamin Millepied work to premiere at NYCB's Fall Gala.

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A Prabal Gurung costume design in the NYCB costume shop for the new Justin Peck ballet.

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Prabal Gurung at work in the NYCB Costume Shop.