New York City Ballet on Tuesday announced the fashion designers who would collaborate with four choreographers for this yearâs fall fashion gala, an annual event overseen by Sarah Jessica Parker.
The company also said that during the fall season Rebecca Krohn, a principal dancer since 2012, would retire. She wonât be going far, though: After her farewell performance, on Oct. 7, she will remain with City Ballet as a ballet mistress.
The fall gala, on Sept. 28, is to feature four premieres, choreographed by Lauren Lovette, the principal dancer who created her first work for the company for the gala last year; Justin Peck, City Balletâs resident choreographer and a soloist; Troy Schumacher, also a soloist; and Gianna Reisen, a 2017 graduate of City Balletâs School of American Ballet and at age 18 the youngest person to choreograph for the company.
Ms. Lovette will work with the designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, who are veterans of Oscar de la Renta and creators of the brand Monse. Collaborating with Mr. Peck will be Tsumori Chisato, the Japanese designer known for her prints that have drawn inspiration from manga, among other sources. Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off-White, will design for Ms. Reisenâs ballet, and Mr. Schumacher has been paired with Jonathan Saunders, of Diane von Furstenberg.