Fashion superstar Valentino puts the final touches on the September 20th New York City Ballet gala, in which he was commissioned to design twenty costumes for four interludes, choreographed by Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon, set to music by Duke Ellington, Fred Astaire and Tchaikovsky’s Onegin (the ballet, not the opera).
Organized by his partner Giancarlo Giammetti and fashion swan Sarah Jessica Parker, Thursday's gala includes a post-performance, Italian-themed dinner for 800 tony guests (and their 800 untouched plates) created by Valentino's personal chef. The starry list includes glitterati (Anne Hathaway, Gwynnie Paltrow, Beyonce'), a slew of supermodels (Iman, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista), Valentino's fashion colleagues (Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg) and Roberto Bolle, who will show them all what’s what with his La Scala street cred.
So was Mariah Carey the creative consultant? NYMag has more photos here.