Balmain designed costumes for the Paris Opera’s ballet “Renaissance

Olivier Rousteing’s designs for the Paris Opera are perfection

Two historic Parisian institutions made a collaboration that will be in design books. I am talking about Balmain – an historic fashion house of Paris – and l’ Opéra de Paris.

First of all, the collaboration took place to celebrate the 350 years of the parisian opera. The clothes could be seen in all its grace in the “Renaissance” ballet. The ballet took place in the Garnier Opera from 13th through June 18th.

Most of all, “Renaissance” is an homage to the refinement of the Ecole de danse Française. From the Versailles of Louis XIV to the Opéra Garnier of today, Sébastien Bertau choreographed the new ballet entirely. Most noteworthy, he said that his goal was to create a “classical ballet for our times”. Also, the dancer said that Olivier Rousteing was the perfect example of the same approach of innovating while respecting traditional techniques.

Furthermore, Rousteing’s creations reflect both the savoir-faire of Balmain’s atelier and the recognizably modern style that the designer has imposed upon the house in recent years. Finally, the costumes feature golden and silver embellishments that cover flesh-colored performance pieces who feature rhinestones and pearls.

Finally, in honor of the partnership between the two French institurions, Jason Bort filmed a short video.  As a result, Étoile dancers perform a series of pas de deux from the ballet wearing Balmain clothes.

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