Monse, Jonathan Saunders & More to Design for The New York City Ballet Fall Gala

by Sydney Sadick

The New York City Ballet announced its latest lineup of designers who have been tapped to create the costumes for its annual Fall Gala on September 28. Sarah Jessica Parker, who helped launch the swanky shindig in 2012, will return as co-chair. This year’s designers? Jonathan Saunders, Monse’s Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, and Tsumori Chisato. The group joins a group of past collaborators like Valentino, Olivier Theyskens, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Carolina HerreraDries Van Noten, and Thom Browne.

Per tradition, each designer has been paired with a choreographer to create looks for each set of performances. Kim and Garcia with principal dancer Lauren Lovette, Abloh with choreographer Gianna Reisen, Saunders—working independently from Diane von Furstenberg, where he serves as creative director—with NYCB soloist Troy Schumacher, and Chisato with NYCB resident choreographer Justin Peck.

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