Kinder Aggugini Designs Costumes For The English National Ballet

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When people think of Ballet dancers and the costumes they wear, they imagine feminine and pretty designs, but designer Kinder Aggugini is about to change all of that after redesigning the costumes for the English National Ballet’s icon ballet ‘The Rite of Spring’, as choreographed by legendary choreographer Kenneth MacMillan.

The designer was chosen for the job by the choreographer’s widow, Lady MacMillan, after she was extremely impressed by his work and talking of his designs, Aggugini said: “I guess it’s a bit like designing a Batman outfit, but in this case there was also a clear vision from one of the most revered British choreographers who created possibly the most successful version of the Ballets Russes piece. This is what makes this project so special – it’s not just a costume, it’s the resurgence of an iconic work of art.”

Speaking to Vogue, the designer also added: “I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to redesign MacMillan’s ballet. The guidelines for ballet costumes are quite strict, so on top of an appearance one has to consider functionality and durability.”

The designer’s creations will be able to be seen during the Beyond Ballets Russes season at the London Coliseum in March 2012.

*Image courtesy of via Vogue UK

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