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In the past couple of years, fashion designers from Prabal Gurung to Valentino have created costumes for New York City Ballet galas. But none quite approach the sheer surrealness of Dutch couturier Iris Van Herpen’s plastic outfits for Benjamin Millepied’s untitled new ballet, premiering at the fall gala September 19. Ballet and couture have something essential in common, Van Herpen says: “A very old, beautiful world where a lot of tradition comes to speak.][ But I also like to break traditions and give it a new mood.” Her outfit for lead ballerina Sterling Hyltin is, she says, “almost the opposite of a pink tutu.”
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