The famous fashion designer, Nanette Le Pore, agreed to design costumes for the New York City Ballet, to be worn by dancers Georgina Pazcoguin and Charles Askegard during their performance of the ballet inspired by the 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock. The ballet Picinic premiered recently, depicting the harmony that comes with combining fashion with dance.
Surprisingly, Lepore was asked to design for such a prestigious ballet without having previously proven her skills in this domain. When asked, Lepore claimed that her inspiration arose from admiring the athletic builds of both ballet dancers and the classic costumes. She yearned for her designs to embrace the same taste for colour, while simultaneously acquiring a more modern, pop culture attitude. In the end, she relished in the challenge of the task demanded of her and took pleasure in completing it as best as possible.
Admittedly, Lepores non-traditional and vibrantly colourful ballet costumes are a definite success. They have added a hint of modernity to the ballet and prove that moving outside your comfort zone can be fulfilling.
By Aurelia Clavien - Fashion Writer for A-SHU.CO.UK.