Thursday, September 28, 2017
The 2017 Fall Gala: Uniting the Worlds of Ballet and Fashion, paired together renowned choreographers and designers on our stage. This year's gala Chairmen were Claire and Christopher Mann, Karen and Tommy Murphy, Betsy and Rob Pitts, and Sarah Jessica Parker. The onstage program featured four World Premiere ballets, including:
- World Premiere ballet by Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette in partnership with Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim of MONSE and Oscar de la Renta
- World Premiere ballet by Resident Choreographer Justin Peck with costumes by Tsumori Chisato
- World Premiere ballet by recent School of American Ballet alumna and former New York Choreographic Institute participant Gianna Reisen in collaboration with Virgil Abloh of Off-White
- World Premiere ballet by Soloist Troy Schumacher paired with Jonathan Saunders
The evening began with an elegant cocktail reception hosted by Ruinart
at 5:30 PM, followed by a 7 PM performance, and concluded with a black-tie Supper Ball on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater, where guests danced with NYCB company members, fashion designers, and industry notables late into the night.