Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing for Paris Opéra

Having already collaborated with numerous others (from L’Oreal Paris to the custom Yeezy x Balmain outfits) the renowned designer is bringing his designs to the stage of Paris Opéra in this French match made in heaven.

Balmain is creating costumes for Renaissance, a new creation from choreographer and dancer Sébastien Bertraud.

The new ballet “celebrates the elegance, sophistication, and opulence of the legendary French dance academy [Ecole de Danse Française]” with costumes in “silver and gold embellishments, rhinestones and pearls embroidered onto bodysuits, tights, and draped shirts”.

“Modernity meets classical, couture meets ballet” is how Rousteing described his work which makes him “proud To BE part of The French Heritage”.

“It is an amazing honor to work with the Paris Opera,” Rousteing says, “There are few institutions that embody so well the essence of French culture and creativity. Obviously, designing for the rigors and techniques of classical dance was a new challenge for me and my team–but it’s one that we very much enjoyed facing.”

“As someone who has always been fascinated by the beauty and power of dance, this project was a joy to work on, giving me the unique opportunity to learn from and share ideas with a group of incredibly talented artists and craftsmen for whom nothing seems impossible” he continues. Renaissance will run at the Opera Garnier from June 13 through June 19.