Balmain x Opéra de Paris
Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing has teamed up with the Paris Opéra Ballet for a series of bespoke jewel encrusted pieces for choreographer Sébastien Bertaud's latest ballet, Renaissance.
This meeting of the minds from the realms of fashion and dance has been a fruitful and rewarding experience for the young designer. In a recent statement, Rousteing revealed: “with the world of the Opéra de Paris, we are opening up a new sector and a new era for Balmain. It’s a really nice validation of my style and a way of showing you can remain international even while being very Parisian" (Style Cartel).
Previews of the designs can be glimpsed on Balmain, Rousteing and Bertaud's Instagram accounts, most of which feature a range of pearl and sequin-laden ensembles designed to complement each dancer's skin tone. The opulent designs not doubt pay homage to the Paris Opéra's own storied history with their Beaux-Arts era home at the Palais Garnier theater. To read more about the collaboration, click here.
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