In a fashionable twist on the New York City Ballet, Valentino has actually designed costumes for the Company. Working with his friend of over 30 years and choreographer Peter Martins, Valentino spent months creating roughly 25 costumes for four out of the five ballets, two of which are set to make their world premiere tonight, September 20th.
“I am a great fan of the ballet, and it has always been my dream to design costumes for the New York City Ballet and to work with Peter Martins, who has been a friend for over 30 years. I was used to working with the same people for decades, so this collaboration is a new experience for me, and it has been fantastic.”
The stylish collaboration will come to fruition just in time for the New York City ballet’s fall gala. Before the curtain goes up, you can watch the video above for an exclusive look at the making of the dramatic organza pieces he’s made for the dancers. Enjoy!