Valentino took over the New York City Ballet last night! The legendary Italian designer lent his decades of couture expertise to the NYCB’s annual fall gala, where he created costumes for all of the principal dancers in four of the five vignette performances, each of which contained a hint of classic Valentino red, from the peekaboo lace to the pointe shoes. (Scroll down to see the photo of him on stage to take a bow.) “You always know when someone has skill, but to see it at work like this, to see the discipline of creating, not just a dress but a costume, my admiration for him has grown ever more so,” said Sarah Jessica Parker (in Valentino Haute Couture), who conceptualized the idea of having the designer collaboration as co-chair of the gala. The entire evening was filled with admiration for the 80-year-old always-tan man, as his celebrity fans like Anne Hathaway, Karolina Kurkova (in Valentino red!), Iman, and more filed in to congratulate him on a job well done (while all wearing Valentino). “They were breathtaking and out of this world and totally him,” Hathaway said of the costumes. The event kicked off the fall season of the New York City Ballet, and raised money for the artistic organization. Bravo! *Throw a rose!* *Throw a rose!*

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