He has dressed the world’s greatest stars, but nowadays Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain, has decided to give his creativity to a very different project. The designer will perform the costumes for the Renaissance ballet at the Opéra national de Paris from 13 to 18 June.
To recall the dancer and choreographer Sébastien Bertaud.
“My ambition is to create a classical ballet for today, so the idea was to be able to continue mining that DNA while looking to the future. For me, Olivier was the only person today who shares the same approach of innovating while respecting traditional techniques,” Bertaud said.
Rousteing gave the news on Instagram, posting some of his wonderful sketches.
“To be honest, I was really surprised and moved because, for me, this goes beyond designing clothes for the opera. This project really represents French heritage,” Rousteing told WWD. “Obviously I love the world of pop, but for me, it all goes back to classical dance. I’ve been fascinated with it since I was a child.
BALMAIN PARIS X PARIS OPÉRA #ballet #paris #couture I feel SO Proud and honored To design The costumes of The French ballet , it's an incredible experience to BE part of The designers that contribute To French culture, bringing my couture to The french heritage IS one of my biggest dreams. #proud #couturemeetsballet