English National Ballet’s fashion for fundraising

For anyone that watched the compelling BBC 4 documentary on the English National Ballet earlier this year, you’ll fully appreciate that ballet is an expensive business, and it’s a constant struggle to fund their show-stopping productions.

So it was with pleasure that I read about ENB’s latest creative idea for fundraising. They have collaborated with some of the country’s top fashion designers to create a series of exquisite costumes, to be auctioned at a summer event at Kensington Palace.  Tickets can be bought here. Vogue has featured some of the costumes, and they are just as beautiful as I hoped they would be. Swoon!

Giles Deacon for ENB (image from vogue.co.uk)

My two favourites are the dainty number by Giles Deacon (above) and dramatically elegant design from Roksanda Illincic (below).

Roksanda Illincic for ENB (image from vogue.co.uk)

 

 

 

 

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