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NYC BALLET and Umbrellas

The Donald and I went to Lincoln Center this afternoon to see the New York City Ballet. Out friend Clotilde Otranto was the orchestra conductor for the entire program……music by Tschaikovsky.  We saw “SERENADE”………”MOZARTIANA”………..”Pas de DEAUX”………”SUITE No.3”

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Chase Finlay danced with Sara Marns in “Theme et Variations“.  The ballet forbids taking of photos during a performance………….so instead, I shot the UMBRELLAS coming to the ballet.

 

The little doggie wearing his red raincoat …………..so cute!

VIVA VALENTINO at the NYC Ballet last night

For 30 years, VALENTINO  [Garavani] has wanted to design costumes for the New York City Ballet.  It finally happened !  His haute Couture passion was translated into costumes for the Fall Gala Performance.

Press and paparazzi from around the world were at Lincoln Center last night.

Iman was there…but my photos came out blurry.

Sarah Jessica Parker was one of the first to arrive………..and of course she was wearing one of Valentino’s romantic gowns.

Sarah was mobbed by photographers.  The one I talked to was shooting for the Italian Vogue Magazine.

Angelica Huston….currently in the smash TV hit……called…SMASH !

Michelle Herbert.  I loved the dress.  Was this a Valentino classic?

OMG!  I love Daphne Guiness [the beer heiress]…Socialite….designer….artist.

Scarlet O’Hara would have snagged her man…….Rhette Butler …….if she had worn this dress instead of those drapes.

Off to a wedding?  Whose?

This black-bat number was a show  stopper.  Split up the front……right up to her…….!!!

Two fab  fuchias [ the beauty in the middle is Princess Firyal of Jordan]………and Barbara Walters [ Babs Wah Wah to her friends]. What is that big white bow doing on her shoulder?  Who put it there…..and why didn’t she take it off !

More fuchsia and a flaming red.

There were plenty of “boy toys” around [ HARRY BRANDT]………and why not.  They are so cute.

In front of the ticket windows…………a hugh V…..for………

Stairway up to the “GALA DINNER”…..at $300 per.

Sarah Jessica Parker and I made our way up the stairs.  I sat in the orchestra……she in the first ring………..best seat in the house.

I ran into Diane Von Furstenberg a few times.  She seemed to be everywhere [ tho tonight her dresses were nowhere to be seen].

Yes, he is definitely “eye candy”……and there was a lot of that to be seen.

Don and I had prime seats……….to watch all the glitter file into the auditorium……..Ashley McDermott say next to us.

The foot that sat next to us.  I wonder who designed that shoe.

Her Judith Lieber bag……….bling bling!

Waiting for the curtain to go up.  Out came the announcer…..forbidding us to take photographs during the performance.  I, for once, complied!

Curtain call.  The Danseur.

Valentino throwing a kiss to the audience……….full of women wearing his dresses….and screaming “bravo”.

Ballerinas wearing his costumes for BAL de COUTURE…..a world premier.  Andrews Sill conducted the orchestra……brilliantly.  Peter Martins choreographed his new work.  Flouncy dresses……..layers and layers of tulle………..with under layers of red and fuchsia……….looking just like bloomers on a can-can girl.

Peter MARTINS and VALENTINO.  Standing ovation from their adoring fans.

Ran into Daphne during Intermission.

OUCH!  It must hurt!  But she managed to eat dinner in it!

My dear friend, Clotilde Otrano….the conductor for the evenings first ballet Sophisticated Lady.  She was marvelous !

Micky Baryshnikov……….looking dandy.

MARTHA………I literally bumped into her “OH, hi Martha”.  She was so startled…..she said “hi”…….toddled off and all I got was a snap of her back!

Cigarette break during intermission.

The tables for the Gala Dinner………over the top.  Caviar,,,,,strawberrys and chocolates to munch on before the dinner.

Lincoln Center Plaza……….lit up beautifully for the Gala.

Romance in the air….around the fountain.

Viva VALENTINO and the Fall Gala at the Ballet.  It was a magical evening.