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New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala took place last night, unveiling the much-anticipated costumes designed by four high-fashion designers.
The initiative was set up by actress Sarah Jessica Parker, vice chair of the New York City Ballet’s, and it has seen the likes of Valentino, Iris van Herpen and Prabal Gurung create costumes for the dance company. The actress took to the event’s red carpet in a dress by Mary Katrantzou, one of this season’s selected designers.   

Besides Katrantzou, Carolina Herrera, Thom Browne and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen all created costumes for the NYCB. Each designer worked in collaboration with a choreographer, designing the costumes specifically for a dance piece. 
Carolina Herrera joined forces with Peter Martins on Morgen, resulting in very classic, elegant dance costumes.
Katrantzou worked in collaboration with choreographer Justin Peck on Belles Lettres, incorporating elements of her Resort 2015 collection into the costumes by sewing appliqué letters onto nude dresses and bodysuits.
Troy Schumacher called on New York based designer Thom Browne to create the costumes for his dancers, whilst Sarah Burton who holds the reins of the Alexander McQueen fashion house, designed luxury costumes for Liam Scarlett.
A celebration of fashion and dance, the gala thus premiered new ballets and launched the Fall season. Further performances of each ballet will be taking place over the next four weeks. 
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