Sarah Burton, Mary Katrantzou to Design New York City Ballet Costumes

This might be the chicest ballet ever.
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This might be the chicest ballet ever.
Alexander McQueen fall 2014 dress. Photo: Imaxtree

Alexander McQueen fall 2014 dress. Photo: Imaxtree

The dance highlight of the New York City Ballet's fall gala might be choreography premieres by Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett and Troy Schumacher, but the fashion highlight will most certainly be costumes by Sarah Burton, Mary Katrantzou, Thom Browne, Carolina Herrera and Valentino Garavani

The event, taking place on Sept. 23 at Lincoln Center, has paired up each choreographer with a designer: Peck will work with Katrantzou, Scarlett with Sarah Burton and Schumacher with Browne, while a pre-existing piece from Christopher Wheeldon will be re-costumed by Garavani and a work by Peter Martins will feature new costumes by Herrera. 

Previously, the NYCB worked with Rodarte on costumes for a ballet premiere in 2012, and Prabal Gurung, Iris van Herpen and Oliver Theyskens in 2013. The latest batch of designers to collaborate with the iconic company are by far the most high-profile group its worked with – Burton designs for the Duchess of Cambridge! – so we have high hopes for the tutus and dancewear each designer dreams up.