Fall Gala

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fashion was back at the ballet as the highly anticipated 2014 Fall Gala united four of the five scheduled ballets with new costumes designed by a roster of celebrated talents. Alongside Christopher Wheeldon's This Bitter Earth (featuring costumes designed by Valentino in 2012), the pairings included:

  • Peter Martins' Morgen with new costumes by fashion icon Carolina Herrera
  • Liam Scarlett's Funérailles in partnership with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen
  • Troy Schumacher's NYCB main stage choreographic debut Clearing Dawn,  featuring costumes by New York-based designer Thom Browne
  • Justin Peck's world premiere Belles-Lettres in collaboration with London-based designer Mary Katrantzou
The festivities began with a champagne reception at 5:30 PM, followed by the 7 PM performance, and concluded with a stylish black-tie supper ball on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater in the company of the dancers. The 2014 Fall Gala was Co-Chaired by Cindy Chao, Marianne Lake, Jennifer and Trey Laird, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

For more information about next year's Fall Gala, which will be held on September 30, 2015, please contact the Special Events Office at specialevents@nycballet.com or (212) 870-5585.

Photo © John Calabrese