Olivier Rousteing may be most-known for dressing his army of It models and Kardashian/Jenner family members, but the Balmain designer is about to cater to an entirely new clientele: ballet dancers.
Rousteing has been tapped by dancer and choreographer Sébastien Bertaud to design costumes for an upcoming ballet at the Paris Opera. According to WWD, the Balmain costumes will be worn in “Renaissance,” a four-piece ballet performed by up-and-coming dancers.
“To be honest, I was really surprised and moved because, for me, this goes beyond designing clothes for the opera. This project really represents French heritage. Obviously I love the world of pop, but for me, it all goes back to classical dance. I’ve been fascinated with it since I was a child,” Rousteing told WWD.
The collaboration marks a shift back to traditional Parisian roots for both the fashion house and Rousteing, who’ve been focused on pop culture, celebrity and Instagram in past seasons.
Rousteing shared a sneak-peek at the Balmain costumes on Instagram:
BALMAIN PARIS X PARIS OPÉRA #ballet #paris #couture I feel SO Proud and honored To design The costumes of The French ballet , it’s an incredible experience to BE part of The designers that contribute To French culture, bringing my couture to The french heritage IS one of my biggest dreams. #proud #couturemeetsballet
Let’s not forget the original Balmain ballerina, though:
North West leaving ballet class in Balmain
This article originally appeared on www.elleuk.com