See Riccardo Tisci’s Stunning Designs For The Ballet Boléro


Believe it or not, there is more buzz around Riccardo Tisci besides his role in tomorrow’s MET Gala. The Givenchy Creative Director recently unveiled a costume which he designed for a spring performance of Boléro by Opéra de Paris, the leading opera company in France.

“It is one of the dreams of a designer to design costumes for a ballet. I have had offers in the past from many other big theatres and operas, but I never felt ready. When this one came along, I felt that it was the moment to say yes for many reasons. First, being Italian, I am very proud to have been asked to create costumes by Brigitte Lefèvre, director of dance at Paris’ national Opera – which is the biggest opera theatre in the world and is such an iconic institution in France. Second, because it is the Boléro.”

The set and scenography of the short production, which runs at just under 17 minutes, was designed by a friend of Tisci’s, artist Marina Abramovic. Staying “true to his flamboyant style,” the costumes are heavily embroidered. While professional performers are accustomed to wearing decadent costumes, showcasing one of Tisci’s designs on stage is quite the luxury. Check the designs on the dancers!

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[Vogue UK]

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