Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Chanel goes to the ballet

Karl Lagerfeld (Oh, Karl!) has designed special ballet costumes to mark the centenary of the legendary dance group Ballets Russes. English National Ballet's stars Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur will wear the exclusive creations for the performance at Sadler's Wells theatre in London.
BBC cameras were at Chanel in Paris for the final fitting, where Karl Lagerfeld explained his design, and you can watch the rather interesting video above.
I especially love that he doesn't seem that interested in the ballet and also his insistence that he wouldn't be doing this if the dancers were "only mediocre". It's everything you expect him to say!
I enjoy the mix of fashion and ballet; both are full of drama and you could argue that a decent fashion show is like a ballet; you need the right movements, the right music, and to use both of these to connect to your audience. It seems the folks at Chanel agree, as this isn't their first ballet based experience of the past month; prima ballerina Elena Glurdjize performed for Karl Lagerfeld in the Chanel Couture Salon last month. Here you can enjoy her breathtakingly wonderful (and beautiful!) performance.


Love Tor x

1 comment:

Make Do Style said...

Isn't he an arrogant arse but yah gotta love him!