Prabal Gurung, Olivier Theyskens and Iris Van Herpen Design for The New York City Ballet

Friday, September 27, 2013

I am loving all of the collaborations between fashion designers and The New York City Ballet. It's a beautiful thing. I was mesmerized by Valentino's New York City Ballet Collection, and now Prabal Gurung, Theyskens and Van Herpen can be added to that list. Below are some pictures and videos from each collection. The process is pretty tedious and lengthy. Each outfit has to be tested on dancers and there are a lot of approvals that are required. Prabal's designs are my favorite and could actually be worn as real-life dresses. Enjoy! Happy Friday! It's the weekend! :)

       PRABAL GURUNG for The New York City Ballet
 photo: Andrea Mohin/The New York Times
 photos: Refinery

photo: Refinery

photo: Refinery

VAN HERPEN for The New York City Ballet
photos: Refinery

THEYSKENS for The New York City Ballet
photos: Refinery 

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Linda B said...

This is so cool to see designers creating pieces for the ballet!
Love seeing how they apply their signature looks to the costumes :)

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Thrifted Shift said...

WOW! What wonderful collaborations! Fashion and ballet, two of my favorite arts!

Anya Jensen said...

Love dancers and this collaboration is fab. Happy weekend Kim

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I adore the ballet, this is wonderful. Those costumes are so stunning!! Wonderful post, the ballet dancers work so hard. I hope you have a great weekend doll x

Susannah said...

Such creative designs that at the same time allow for complete free movement. Thanks for sharing these Kim. I'd never see fashion designs like this without your blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Blond Duck said...

I wish I could have been a ballerina!

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! What a great post idea. Love this kind of collaborations too since I am a huge NYC Ballet fan. All the collections are amazing but I agree with you, the Prabal Gurung designs are also my fav. Kisses dear, happy Friday! xo

Juju at Tales of said...

SO flipping cool.

Mica T said...

Wow, they are such lovely designs! Ballet is a wonderful way to showcase clothes now that I think of it. Maybe they will have ballet on the catwalks next! :)

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Tina Bradley said...

I adore this look! A few years ago TranquiliT sold a ballet-inspired spring collection, and I bought a few pieces. They are still closet faves of mine! xo T.

TheTinyHeart said...

The Prabal designs are gorgeous and could definitely be worn outside the ballet! Have a great weekend, Kim!

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Nails My Dreams said...

Ooooohhh pretty! I really love dresses that move. And the ballet dancers look gorgeous in them too.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Fashion and the ballet really seem to be marriage made in heaven! All the designs are gorgeous and they look even more beautiful when the dancers are performing on stage.

Happy weekend Kim!

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Emmylou said...

Ven Herpen's designs are pretty far! I've always wanted to be a ballerina esp since seeing the movie Center Stage:D

Nancy said...

I would love to see these in person!! So beautiful!

miss b said...

I found this such an interesting post, Kim, as I think I've mentioned before how much I love ballet having had lessons until I was seventeen. What a great collaboration and I can imagine how robust the costumes have to be. You have reminded me that I haven't been to watch a ballet for a while. I would love to see the New York City Ballet one day. Have a lovely weekend!

Cee said...

I practised ballet from the time I was six until I was nineteen... and I admit, my favourite part was always the costumes we got to wear for recitals, even though they never lived up to what I hoped for. But these... these... the results of these collaborations are divine, and exactly what I dreamed of for all those years!

Ozden Ozdogan said...

Amazing shares!
Thank you :)

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Lauren said...

The New York City Ballet has always been so cutting edge! So happy to hear they are using designers to influence their gorgeous productions!!

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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Wow, these collections are avant garde and beautiful. I need to look up more info about this - thanks for sharing!

Stephanie L. said...

I love the combination of dance and fashion. Oh these costumes are just beautiful!

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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

All the collections are amazing, such creative designs that at the same time allow for complete free movement. All the designs are gorgeous and they look even more beautiful when the dancers are performing on stage. Thanks for sharing such beautiful post Kim <3 Kisses <3

Coco said...

I love ballet, I think that for a designer it must be a honour to dress the finely shaped and graciously moving bodies of the dancers. It's a win win. Now heading off to your second post on Paris :-) Love
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PAPS said...

Wow this is great. My daughter does ballet and now I am more into it so can appreciate something like this now.

Sacramento Amate said...

I didn´t know Olivier Theyskens, now I do thanks to you, my dear Kim.

Stephanie G said...

i saw this on prabal gurung's instagram feed and was wondering what it was all about! thanks for sharing x

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Pamela RG said...

The clothes look amazing. I like how the clothes move so well with the dancer's movements.

oomph. said...

i have to agree with you on liking prabal's designs best. love the first picture.