Riccardo’s creations will appear in the Opéra Garnier in Paris, when Belgian choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet premiere their take on Maurice Ravel’s Boléro.
A total of 11 dancers will be wearing Riccardo’s designs during the show. The unisex outfit consists of a long black cape and flowing dress made of nude tulle. Underneath are skin-tone cat suits embroidered with white lace to mimic the human skeleton.
When describing why he decided to design the Boléro costumes this way, Riccardo said:
“Boléro’ is all about intensity. The music has such an intense feeling. I wanted the dancers to feel naked somehow.”
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Scroll down to see how Riccardo Tisci’s finished Boléro costume turned out.