We were so excited to hear that the costumes for Ballet Preljocaj’s Les Nuits were designed by Azzedine Alaïa, (a favorite of Michelle Obama, Victoria Beckham and Cher Horowitz) that we decided to open up a fashion challenge to two up and coming local designers – Bri Seeley and Michelle Hébert. Their mission? Create 3 looks inspired by the A Thousand and One Nights tales on which the Les Nuits vignettes are based upon. The looks will be on display in the lobby of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion before each of the three performances, with the two designers on site to talk about their work and the role fashion continues to play in the dance world, whether creating looks for the stage, or for the people in the seats.
Here’s a sneak peek at the sketches each designer is working to bring to life on June 20th for opening night….
Experience the looks first hand, then experience the perfect combination of contemporary movement, story-telling and fashion at Ballet Preljocaj’s performances at the Music Center June 20th-22nd.