Karl Lagerfeld to design for Paris Opéra

Karl Lagerfeld to design for Paris Opéra


norman lebrecht

February 10, 2016

It’s Benjamin Millepied’s parting gift.

The fashion icon will kit out George Balanchine’s piece ‘Brahms-Schönberg Quartet’ at the Paris Opéra this July, Women’s Wear Daily reports.


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  • RW2013 says:

    sounds more like a threat than a gift…

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    Mr Lagerfeld hates fat people. Who’s singing (maybe the costumes will not fit)?

  • Peter Freeman says:

    It’s a ballet, PF, so no singers!

  • Eddie Mars says:

    The triumph of piffle over content.

    Presumably this is “Gift” in the German sense?

    But the glossies will be all over it, praising his ‘talent’. Should shift a few tickets, in the absence of genuine ability, though.

  • Jeffrey E. Salzberg says:

    There’s a huge difference between designing for fashion and designing for the stage. Theatrical costumes exist in a different scale, and a gifted theatrical designer makes subtle comments about the characters and their relationship with each other. In ballet, especially, the ability to move is paramount.