Ever since Black Swan the marriage of ballet and fashion has come more into the spotlight. This year, the English National Ballet has invited top fashion designers to create tutus exclusively for it’s annual Summer Party on June 29th at The Orangery, Kensington Palace to auction live on the night.
The list of designers working on this project is straight out of a couture dream; Agent Provocateur, Kinder Aggugini, Jacques Azagury, Giles Deacon, Erdem, Roksanda Ilincic, Julien Macdonald, Moschino and House of Worth. Each designer has chosen a dancer from the Company to inspire their creation and on the night of the party, the dancers will model the tutus in a catwalk show, before they go on display for guests to bid on in a silent auction.
House of Worth
Not content with just designer tutus, the shoes for the fashion show are being designed by Christian Louboutin and Beatrix Ong, and Wright & Teague and Natasha Zinko will design tiaras for the auction! Tickets for the event can be purchased directly from the English National Ballet’s website.