Normally a ballet quartet of often-heard/choreographed Debussy(x2), Stravinsky and Ravel wouldn't create much of a buzz, unless you invited the creative director of a French couture house to design the costumes. So here we are. This weekend premiered the recent collaboration between Opéra Garnier and creative director of Givency Riccardo Tisci in his stage costume debut with Ravel's Boléro, choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet.
Tisci dressed the lithe les Étoiles and le Corps de Ballet in transparent, unisex dresses layered over lace-woven skeleton bones embroidered onto catsuits. Tisci's bff Marina Abromivic was on set design, which she rendered soul-crushing black. Will Tisci cross over into opera? One can only hope, at least for the cool Instagrams we know he'll post.