Zac Posen, Anna Sui to Design Costumes for New York City Ballet

The New York City Ballet will reprise its annual Fall Fashion Gala this September, inviting fashion designers to create costumes for new works that will premiere that evening.
The company’s 2019 edition, the first to be presided over by its new leadership staff, will see costumes designed by Zac Posen and Anna Sui. The event is scheduled to take place Sept. 26.
Posen has been paired with City Ballet principal dancer and choreographer Lauren Lovette, wardrobing her third work for the company. The yet-to-be-titled ballet will accompany Tan Dun’s score, “Fire Ritual,” composed for solo violin and orchestra.
Sui will team with Edwaard Liang, artistic director for the Ohio-based BalletMet and a former dancer with NYCB as well as the Nederlands Dans Theater. The work will be set to a new composition for solo violin and orchestra, devised by Oliver Davis.
The Fashion Gala event is annually conceptualized by Sarah Jessica Parker, who acts as a matchmaker between choreographers and designers. Marc Happel, City Ballet’s costume director, then facilitates the designers’ visions — adapting their fanciful whims to suit ballet’s athleticism and the grand scale of its stage.
Parker initiated the fashion gala franchise in 2012 under City Ballet’s previous Ballet Master in Chief, Peter

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