Fashion’s Back at the Ballet is the timely theme of this year’s highly anticipated New York City Ballet Fall Gala. The festivities will begin with a champagne reception, followed by a exciting performance, and then the attendees will attend a stylish black-tie supper ball on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater, in the company of the dancers. This year’s charming Chairmen, Cindy Chao, Marianne Lake, Jennifer and Trey Laird, and Sarah Jessica Parker are on their toes creating an evening of dance and delight. For more information about Fall Gala and for tickets, please contact the Special Events Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.870.5585.
For what to wear for such a fashion forward affair, we were inspired by the invitation’s design, and the deep, rich shade of purple. When we went shopping, we found two fabulous ways to go. The ML Monique Lhuillier’s stunning ball gown will create a grand entrance at any gala event, and we kept the accompanyments classic. For a more contemporary take, Mary Katrantzou provided us with an impeccably patterned column gown which we accessorized with fashion flair.
CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY
For more information and to purchase, please click on the links. ML Monique Lhuillier Strapless Ball Gown $698 / Oscar de la Renta Jeweled Chandelier Clip-on Earrings $425 / Edie Parker Lara Acrylic Backlit Clutch $995 / Stuart Weitzman Nudist Lamé Sandals $398 / Mary Katrantzou Silk Column Gown in Multi $1,582 / Oscar de la Renta Short Beaded Tassel Clip-On Earrings $345 / Anya Hindmarch Gold Glitter Fabric New Valorie Clutch $550 / Jimmy Choo Vermiel Glitter & Metallic Leather Strappy Sandals $950
The Choreographer & Designer Pairings
Christopher Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth, featuring costumes designed by Valentino in 2012; Peter Martins’ Morgen with new costumes by fashion icon Carolina Herrera; Liam Scarlett’s new work in partnership with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen; Troy Schumacher’s NYCB main stage choreographic debut featuring costumes by New York-based designer Thom Browne; Justin Peck’s world premiere in collaboration with London-based designer Mary Katrantzou