Stars of Theater, Ballet Align in Balmain Spring 2018 Front Row

DOUBLE DAZZLE: At Balmain, the French stars of ballet and theater competed with the designs of Olivier Rousteing for the audience’s attention as he showcased a very Gallic collection in the gilded décor of the hotel Potocki.
Fresh from the performance of “Renaissance”, a 27-minute ballet for 16 dancers to a violin concerto by Mendelssohn and written by Sébastien Bertaud, principal dancer Dorothée Gilbert, one of the “étoiles” of the Paris Opera, was a vision of grace in a Balmain creation, an emerald green draped jumpsuit. “You can dance easily in Balmain, and the costumes catch the light beautifully. The weight did take a few rehearsals to get used to,” the prima ballerina said. “Unfortunately, the costume department kept everything. I could so see myself in that little bolero jacket with a white tee and jeans. I should have made a run for it when I was wearing it!”
Off the stage, she is to appear onscreen as Emma, a ballerina in “L’Essence d’une Etoile,” a short film with Catherine Deneuve and Pierre Deladonchamps. Having been submitted to several festivals and picked up for broadcasting by France 3, one of France’s public service channels, it serves as a teaser for a feature-length

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