Designer tutus on the catwalk at English National Ballet

June 14, 2011

Ballet

English National Ballet | Couture ballet 

dancer wears ling black dress and pointe shoes

Laurretta Summerscales in Agent Provocateur Photograph : John Davis, styled by Fabio Immediato

Later this month English National Ballet will auction 9 tutus  made for their dancers by fashion designers. There were ten tutus, but for personal reasons Bruce Oldfield is no longer able to take part. Begoña Cao & her Bruce Oldfield tutu will be missed !

Ballet Tutus for auction

Ballet and fashion have not always been great bedfellows.  Designing garments for stage that are capable of being both comfortable and allowing full freedom of movement has proved a challenge for many.  These tutus are not designed to be danced in, hence the catwalk show at the Summer Party held at Kensington Palace, where they will be auctioned to raise funds for the company. To snap up your tickets, please visit the English National Ballet website.

dancer on pointe in black tutu

Shiori Kase in Giles Deacon Photograph : John Davis, styled by Fabio Immediato

The dancers involved are :

Laurretta Summerscales, Kerry Birkett, Shiori Kase, Natalia Kremen, Jia Zhang, Stina Quagabeur, Alison McWhinney, Fernanda Oliveira & Ksenia Ovsyanick.

dancer jumps in white tutu

Natalia Kremen in House of Worth Photograph : John Davis, styled by Fabio Immediato

And the designers are :

Erdem, Agent Provocateur, Giles Deacon, Julien Macdonald, Roksanda IlIncic, House of Worth, Kinder Aggugini and Moschino.

dancer in black tutu on pointe

Jia Zhang in Jacques Azagury Photograph : John Davis, styled by Fabio Immediato

dancer on pointe in blakc tutu

Stina Quagabeur in Julien Macdonald Photograph : John Davis, styled by Fabio Immediato

dancer jumps on pointe in a tutu

Alison McWhinney in Kinder Aggugini Photograph : John Davis, styled by Fabio Immediato

dancer on pointe in a tutu

Fernanda Oliveira in Moschino Photograph : John Davis, styled by Fabio Immediato

dancer stands on pointe with one leg in the air

Ksenia Ovsyanick in Roksanda Illincic Photograph : John Davis, styled by Fabio Immediato

 

dancer in jewelled tutu
Kerry Birkett in Erdem Photograph : John Davis, styled by Fabio Immediato
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