Guess Who’s Collaborating With the New York City Ballet

Each fall, the New York City Ballet — among the most distinguished ballet companies in the world — holds its big Fall Gala at Lincoln Center, showcasing live snippets of the season’s new performances.

Increasingly, to generate a little extra excitement, choreographers are being paired with fashion designers. This year’s gala will bring together Liam Scarlett’s new work with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, Troy Schumacher’s mainstage choreographic debut with Thom Browne, Justin Peck’s world premiere with Mary Katrantzou, and balletmaster-in-chief Peter Martins with Carolina Herrera for the retelling of Morgen. Further, an existing piece by Christopher Wheeldon will be costumed by Valentino Garavani, who’ll reimagine his pieces from the 2012 staging.

Naturally, the costumes are top secret until the Fall Gala on September 23, but here’s a look at the most memorable pairings of ballet and fashion…

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