Riccardo Tisci Unveils Ballet Costumes for Bolero

By  May 02, 2013

Riccardo Tisci is one busy designer! Not only is he preparing for the Met Ball next week–he and co-chair Rooney Mara are rumored to be attending–but he just unveiled the costumes for the Opèra Garnier in Paris for Belgian choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet‘s adaptation of Maurice Ravel’s Bolèro.

The costume is unisex, a long black cape and flowing dress made of nude tulle with skin tone cat suits underneath embroidered with white lace to mimic the human skeleton. “I wanted the dancers to feel naked somehow,” Tisci told Women’s Wear Daily. “They shed several layers as they dance just like the life cycles of animals, or flowers losing their petals. They become these moving skeletons, strong, and fragile at the same time.”

Bolèro, featuring the costumes, will run through June 3rd. We only wish we could nab tickets!