Opening Ceremony Swaps The Runway For The Ballet Stage

by MR Magazine Staff

Often a night at the ballet can serve as an escape from reality, a respite from politics, with its gridlock and its brinkmanship. But on Saturday evening, as crowds gathered at Kennedy International Airport to demonstrate in response to President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration, a protest-themed performance at the New York City Ballet underscored the tensions of the world outside Lincoln Center’s halls. The performance was both a dance piece — “The Times Are Racing,” choreographed by Justin Peck — and a fashion show for Opening Ceremony, which usually presents its collections during New York Fashion Week. Humberto Leon, who runs the company with Carol Lim, designed the costumes, which in turn inspired Opening Ceremony’s spring 2017 collection. Read more at The New York Times.