Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, a graduate from London’s Central Saint Martins Academy, has been Givenchy’s Creative Director for the last eight years. His first ballet costumes were seen last night in Marina Abramovic’s take on Boléro. Belgian choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet were responsible for the dance, but it was Abramovic’s concept, and set design. This coming together was organised by the Paris Opera Ballet as part of a multiple programme, and features top dancers Aurélie Dupont and Marie-Agnès Gillot.
Abramovic created an all-black scenography, with a suspended mirror panel to duplicate the 11 dancers, providing an excellent frame for Tisci’s costumes.
It is one of the dreams of a designer to design costumes for a ballet. I have had offers in the past from many other big theaters/operas.… [continue reading]