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Gorgeous costumes from Chanel for Paris Opera Ballet

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Thanks for posting Katherine - what a fab film about the costumes (which look exquisite).

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Incredible minute details on the costumes, especially considering they'll only be seen from a distance.

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How inspiring for the dancers to have these beautiful costumes by fashion design labels. 

 

Fabulous collaborations happening with ballet and fashion.....

 

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And, of course, not unique.  

 

Karl Lagerfeld designed a tutu for Elena Glurdjidze and Jasper Conran collaborated with both David Bintley and Galina Samsova (when she was AD of Scottish Ballet).

 

Currently to be seen, Oscar de la Renta designed the costumes for Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs.

 

Then, of course, Picasso did some set designs as has David Hockney (albeit for opera).

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Pierre Cardin made costumes for Maya Plisetskaya in "Anna Karenina”:

 

 

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And Russian haute couture designer Ulyana Sergeenko designed the costumes for Rasputin.  Intricate handmade embroidery ....

 

 

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This from Laura Capelle in the FT has taken the shine off a little :(

 

"...the company’s glitzy season-opening gala featured a one-off performance of a rare ballet by Serge Lifar, 1953’s Variations. Neither the general public nor critics were allowed to see this significant revival: its purpose appeared to be to showcase new costumes by the gala’s sponsor, Chanel."

 

(From the review of a different programme at https://www.ft.com/content/865b72ee-dde9-11e9-b8e0-026e07cbe5b4.)

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2 hours ago, Jan McNulty said:

And, of course, not unique.  

 

Karl Lagerfeld designed a tutu for Elena Glurdjidze and Jasper Conran collaborated with both David Bintley and Galina Samsova (when she was AD of Scottish Ballet).

 

Currently to be seen, Oscar de la Renta designed the costumes for Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs.

 

Then, of course, Picasso did some set designs as has David Hockney (albeit for opera).

for that matter, Coco Chanel herself designed the costumes for Nijinska's Le Train Bleu and Balanchine's Apollo (1929 version, not the premiere)

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2 hours ago, capybara said:

I saw a photo of Francesca Hayward there somewhere. 

 

There's one in Vogue - the feature will be included in Links tomorrow (24th).

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6 hours ago, Jan McNulty said:

... Then, of course, Picasso did some set designs as has David Hockney (albeit for opera).

 

For Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes Picasso did design for “Tricorne”, “Pulcinella”, and “Parade”. There are plenty of pictures on internet.

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For those who happen to be in Paris over the coming months - there's a new exhibition "couturiers de la danse" at the Centre National du Costume de Scene in Moulins.

Direct trains from Paris to Moulins take about 2.5 hours so this should work out just fine as a day trip from Paris.

 

Exhibition site https://www.cncs.fr/couturiers-de-la-danse?language=fr

The Centre's web site has an English version but the exhibition opened only a few days ago so no English version for this one yet hence via google translate https://translate.google.de/translate?hl=&sl=fr&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cncs.fr%2Fcouturiers-de-la-danse

 

About 120 costumes designed by Chanel, Versace, Balmain, Givenchy, Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, Gaultier, Lacroix and others are on display, costumes that were designed for POB as well as for other companies. The exhibition runs until 3 May 2020.

 

The Centre also includes a permanent exhibition about Rudolf Nureyev https://www.cncs.fr/nureyev-collection?language=en-gb, complete with stage costumes, art works that he collected, pictures of Nureyev as well as other aspects of his personal life and artistic career (the French site of this permanent exhibition gives a more detailed description of the contents of this collection).

 

I need to admit that I hadn't heard of Moulins or the Centre previously but the two exhibitions certainly look very interesting and well worth the journey provided that I can make it to Paris before the beginning of May 2020.

 

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