Balmain’s gorgeous costumes for the Paris Opera are here

Last month, the Paris Opera and Olivier Rousteing announced that Balmain would be designing costumes for Renaissance, a new ballet by Sébastien Bertraud. “Modernity meets classical, couture meets ballet” is how Rousteing described the collaboration. Now, thanks to his latest Instagram posts revealing the costumes, we can see what he means.

 

BALMAIN x OPÉRA DE PARIS “I put as much love in these costumes as I would have for one of my collections.” @Olivier_rousteing on his creative collaboration with @sebastien_bertaud. @gerarduferas for @parismatch_magazine #BALMAINARMY #BALMAINxOPERADEPARIS #SEBASTIENBERTAUD #RENAISSANCE #OPERADEPARIS

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The final looks feature flesh-toned leotards adorned with jewels, studded pants, and very Balmain beaded silver jackets that look straight off the runway.

BALMAIN x OPÉRA DE PARIS Ballet dancers from the @balletoperadeparis dress rehearsing for the RENAISSANCE ballet. @gerarduferas for @parismatch_magazine. #BALMAINARMY #BALMAINxOPERADEPARIS #RENAISSANCE #OPERADEPARIS #SEBASTIENBERTAUD

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“It is an amazing honor to work with the Paris Opera,” Rousteing said when the collaboration was announced, “There are few institutions that embody so well the essence of French culture and creativity. Obviously, designing for the rigors and techniques of classical dance was a new challenge for me and my team–but it’s one that we very much enjoyed facing.”

THE DANCERS @balmain

A post shared by OLIVIER R. (@olivier_rousteing) on Jun 8, 2017 at 3:55am PDT

 

THE DANCERS @balmain #paris

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Look at those DETAILS:

Repost @ct_cedric_ #Renaissance #Workinprogress #balletmeetscouture #soon

A post shared by SEBASTIEN BERTAUD (@sebastien_bertaud) on Jun 8, 2017 at 11:48pm PDT

 

BALMAIN x OPÉRA DE PARIS The collaboration between @Olivier_Rousteing and @Sebastien_Bertaud for the ballet RENAISSANCE will come to life on the @Operadeparis’ stage from June 13th to June 18th. @lucbraquet_ #BALMAINARMY #BALMAINxOPERADEPARIS #SEBASTIENBERTAUD #RENAISSANCE #OPERADEPARIS

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The costumes seem even better in motion:

REPETITIONS #thedancers @balmain

A post shared by OLIVIER R. (@olivier_rousteing) on Jun 7, 2017 at 9:21pm PDT

 

REPETITIONS #thedancers @balmain #paris #opera #larenaissance @sebastien_bertaud

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Feast your eyes on even more photos:

A post shared by OLIVIER R. (@olivier_rousteing) on Jun 8, 2017 at 3:54am PDT

 

BALMAIN X OPÉRA DE PARIS #thedancer #comingsoon #waitandsee #larenaissance @sebastien_bertaud

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THE DANCERS BALMAIN X OPÉRA DE PARIS #comingsoon #waitandsee #larenaissance @sebastien_bertaud

A post shared by OLIVIER R. (@olivier_rousteing) on Jun 7, 2017 at 6:27am PDT

 So, trip to Paris anyone?

From: Elle USA

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