If there is a house that could command the attention of the world – especially during the middle of fashion’s most chaotic month – it would be CHANEL. Last week the famed French house took part in hosting the Opening Gala for the 2018/19 Opera Ballet Season. Dance, as we reported, is an intrinsic part of CHANEL’s brand ethos, creating art and movement in a wearable and sometimes theatrical forms. The party was a divine exhibition of converging creative worlds, with a guest list filled with A-list celebrities, designers, musicians and artists, many of whom wearing designs by CHANEL.

The director of dance at the Opéra national de Paris Aurélie Dupont and the prima ballerina Diana Vishneva executed the B/olero pas de deux at the Palais Garnier wearing costumes specially created by Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL.

The evening began with a presentation of the Ballet corps, an important tradition established by Serge Lifar,  a friend of CHANEL’s founder, Gabrielle Chanel. What followed was a spectacle of exquisite and colourful performances, featuring the Prima Ballerina, First dancers, the Ballet corps and the Opera de Paris Dance school pupils.

At the end of the show, guests gathered in the Foyers of the Palais Garnier for a dinner and party.

DTK is proud to share an exclusive look at the celebration.

 

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