Backstage With the New York City Ballet Dancers

Photo: Rachel Papo

Just one week after New York Fashion Week ended, Valentino unveiled a new body of work at Lincoln Center. Yesterday, we sent a photographer to capture the hair, makeup, and dress rehearsal of the New York City Ballet’s premiere of Bal de Couture (see images of the fittings from earlier this week here). Click ahead to see the dancers warming up in their logroll hairdos — just as interesting as anything we saw at Fashion Week — as well as their magnificent twirling in the designer’s black-and-white dresses (revealing layers of red and shocking pink tulle beneath). You know, just in case you couldn’t make it to last night’s star-studded event hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker.