Riccardo Tisci’s haunting nude outfits for the Boléro de Ravel ballet at Palais Garnier in Paris. Concept by Marina Abramovic, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet.
“Bolero is all about intensity! The music has such an intense feeling. I wanted the dancers to feel naked somehow. The costumes express two sides of me: darkness and romanticism. The dancers wear nude catsuits in illusion tulle embroidered with white lace forming a skeleton. They shed several layers as they dance just like the life cycle of animals or flowers losing their petals. They become these moving skeletons, strong and fragile at the same time.”