Get A Rare Look At The New York City Ballet's Most Iconic Designer Costumes

by Stephanie Maida · October 7, 2019

    In New York City, everything is about fashion - even the ballet. 

    Every year, the New York City Ballet hosts the Fall Fashion Gala, one of the most anticipated events of the social calendar (launched by Vice Chair Sarah Jessica Parker), where choreography and couture combine. Throughout the years, some of the world's most iconic designers have created special costumes for the event, where they're worn by the company's stars to debut new works by esteemed choreographers. The only downside? You have to be one of the gala's A-list attendees in order to see them. Well, until now.

    Multifaceted hot spot, INTERSECT BY LEXUS, a restaurant, bar, and gallery concept operated by the luxury car company, has brought the extravagant designs to the masses in the first ever exhibition dedicated to the ballet's one-of-a-kind fashion collabs. Curated by NYCB Director of Costumes Marc Happel, Design in Motion: A New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Gala Retrospective features 40 costumes by 26 coveted designers, including Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Dries Van Noten, and Virgil Abloh, spread across the first and third floors of the space. The best part? It's free and open to the public! But we would suggest grabbing a cocktail or bite to eat at this season's restaurant-in-residence, Mishiguene - you know, while you're there and all.

    Design in Motion: A New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Gala Retrospective is open from 11 am to 10 pm daily through October 20th!

    [Photos by Angela Pham/BFA]