Jérôme Kaplan designs Jewels for Pacific Northwest Ballet

Jérôme Kaplan designs Jewels for Pacific Northwest Ballet


I’m always very happy when I receive a
proposal, you know, a new one, it’s always ah yes, really excited, it’s nice to do Jewels – and then after you realize what it is, and after you say, why did I say yes, especially Jewels. because I was afraid in a way, I was afraid because famous for one of the best of Balanchine, danced everywhere with Karinska costumes. In a way you need to be really
respectful what is done by Karinska by other people. What I decided is to be
not too much realistic, too much historical and to find a way to keep the general lines and to be timeless as possible. It’s always a bit an
obsession with what I design because you know when you design a ballet, the
idea is to perform this ballet now, but in five years, perhaps in ten years and
in fifteen years so it’s really different than fashion world. Fashion world, you know, you
are just doing things it could be beautiful one week and six months
after you see oh it’s terrible you know I don’t want to wear it, but it’s
completely different, it’s a little bit a timeless world and also what is
different with fashion, it is really beautiful in detail when you are
close to, really close, but when you do a costume you need to push all the effects
to see far away, so sometime the costume for ballet or for stage, it’s not so
beautiful when you are close to because you see everything, but you know the way
it’s done and it’s a big, but far away it gives an impression.
We work with impression.

4 thoughts on “Jérôme Kaplan designs Jewels for Pacific Northwest Ballet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *