Karl Lagerfeld to design for Paris Opéra

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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  • 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.

  • 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.

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