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Karl Lagerfeld has designed breathtaking costumes for the Paris Opera Ballet

Karl Lagerfeld has designed breathtaking costumes for the Paris Opera Ballet

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Text: Anna McClelland


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Following in the footsteps of Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix, King Karl is taking his couturier skills to the stage

The inimitable designer has created the costumes for the acclaimed Paris Opera Ballet's new production at the Opèra Bastille, George Balanchine's Brahms-Schonberg Quartet. Never one to under-deliver, he also designed the sets.

Lagerfeld came on board in response to a direct request from Paris Opera Ballet choreographer Benjamin Millepied, WWD reports, and created exactly 100 costumes for the production. Fittingly, he looked to Brahms' music for inspiration, as well as the Vienna Secession artistic movement - in particular, a painting by Austrian artists Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann, which inspired the striking black and white suede waistcoats for the male dancers and velvet and satin striped corsets for the female dancers.

He's not the only fashion designer currently dabbling in costume design - Mary Katrantzou has been hard at work at another Paris Opera Ballet production, Justin Peck's new work Entre Chien et Loup.

Karl Lagerfeld has designed breathtaking costumes for the Paris Opera Ballet (фото 1)

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