Dior designs ballet costumes for show honouring Philip Glass

Nuit Blanche, a ballet dedicated to the legendary composer and musician Philip Glass, performed at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma at the moment, features costumes by Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri.

This creative collaboration continues a long tradition between one of the most important French fashion houses, and ballet. In his time, Christian Dior had made costumes for Treize Danses by Roland Petit.

For this special collaboration, Chiuri has teamed up with Eleonora Abbagnato, étoile at the Paris Opera Ballet and director of the corps de ballet at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. “I have admired Eleonora Abbagnato for years, an extraordinary artist who has worked hard to achieve her goals, and a great source of inspiration for a new generation of women.” Chiuri said.

For her S/S 2019 collection in Paris, Chiuri had already showed interest in dance. At the time, she took inspiration from 19th century pioneering female dancers Isadora Duncan and Loïe Fuller as well as Pina Bausch, Martha Graham. Her accompanying presentation featured a collaboration with choreographer Sharon Eyal. “Dance in all its forms allows me to explore the body and its performances in a way that is harmonious and beautiful, even unconventional.”

Nuit Blanche, choreographed by Sèbastien Bertaud with set design by Andrea Miglio runs until 2nd April.

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Images: (c) Julien Benhamou.