NYC Ballet (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Earlier in the summer I shot and wrote a story for MarieClaire.com about the costume redesign for the NYC Ballet's A Midsummer Nights Dream.  Check out some shop shots and behind the scene fittings below

Tutu

Tutu

A dancer is getting fitted for an intricate headpiece 

A dancer is getting fitted for an intricate headpiece 

Posing to make sure the costume is comfortable

Posing to make sure the costume is comfortable

On the right is a costume that has been danced in since the 1950's.  it's beautiful but you can tell it's lost it's sparkle.  One of the reasons the costumes were redone.

On the right is a costume that has been danced in since the 1950's.  it's beautiful but you can tell it's lost it's sparkle.  One of the reasons the costumes were redone.

Some details and appliques are used from the original costumes and integrated into the new ones

Some details and appliques are used from the original costumes and integrated into the new ones