Rag & Bone Designs Costumes for American Ballet Theatre

Rag & Bone is dipping a toe into the world of dance.
The sportswear label, helmed by Marcus Wainwright, has teamed with choreographer Benjamin Millepied to wardrobe two new works for the American Ballet Theatre’s fall 2017 season.
Millepied, founder of L.A. Dance Project and formerly director of the Paris Opera Ballet, has created a stage piece for ABT’s annual David Koch Theater fall run, as well as a public work to be performed on the theater’s Philip Johnson-designed promenade. Both pieces are set to premiere on Oct. 25.

Principal dancer Herman Cornejo with Henri Zirpolo, senior designer for women’s ready-to-wear at Rag & Bone. 
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Millepied noted of his wardrobe requirements for his public piece, aptly named “Counterpoint for Philip Johnson”: “For the work in the public spaces I wanted to see the dancers in street clothes. Rag & Bone felt like the right company for that — their clothes are so contemporary. I’m not trying to create another world; I wanted something more realistic. The piece meant to be done in street clothes wanted that natural street quality to it.”
The piece is accompanied by a Steve Reich score, featuring a cast of 24 dancers — all styled in Rag & Bone street looks.
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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Rag & Bone Designs Costumes for American Ballet Theatre

Rag & Bone Designs Costumes for American Ballet Theatre

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