Valentino to design for the NYC Ballet
The New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala will have an added bit of glam thanks to Valentino. The designer veteran, who retired from the world of fashion design in 2008, said he was more than happy to contribute to the New York City Ballet in such a way. The gala, which takes place on September 20 will honor the legendary couturier with a performance of George Balanchine’s “Rubies”—a tribute to the designer’s signature red. In return, Valentino is creating costumes for three works that will be performed during the evening, including a new ballet set to Tschaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.”
This is not the first time Valentino designed for ballet since his retirement; he designed costumes for the Vienna Ballet in 2009. Sarah Jessica Parker and Valentino’s longtime business partner Giancarlo Giammetti are set to co-chair the evening.