La Ville-Lumière cranks its wattage. On October 22, the Paris Opera Ballet rolls out a revamped world premiere of La Source, a ballet in two acts from 1866 which was originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon with a libretto by Charles Nuitter. Choreographer/dancer Jean-Guillaume Bart set his new version to the original music of Léo Delibes and Ludwig Minkus and collaborated with French fashion designer Christian Lacroix on costumes and Eric Ruf on sets.
Yesterday's Women's Wear Daily reports:
Swarovski has armed Christian Lacroix with more than 2 million crystals to create costumes [...] Lacroix created 77 costumes, including 39 designs [...] Nadja Swarovski plans to host a dinner in Lacroix’s honor following a performance Nov. 3 at Palais Garnier.