It might not be on the same scale as the Met Gala, but the New York City Ballet's annual Fall Fashion Gala has tapped into a similar idea: If you want to raise money for a cultural institution, be it a museum or the ballet, fashion's a great way to do so. According to a release sent out on Monday, the Fall Fashion Gala has raised more than $15 million for the New York City Ballet since its inception in 2012.
This year, the NYCB will premiere three new ballets featuring costumes designed by Gareth Pugh, Giles Deacon and Alberta Ferretti at its annual Gala, which was conceived and continues to be chaired by Sarah Jessica Parker. The designers' work will be paired with choreography by Matthew Neenan, Kyle Abraham and Gianna Reisen, respectively. All of the performances will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27.
By designing for the NYCB, Deacon, Ferretti and Pugh will be joining an impressive lineup of labels that have been involved in the gala in the past, including Off-White, Thom Browne, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Opening Ceremony and Dries Van Noten.