The New York City premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's sugary sweet story ballet, Whipped Cream, made for one of the most exciting spring galas at American Ballet Theatre yet. While we're usually in awe of the gowns the dancers sport on the red carpet beforehand, this time around, it was all about Whipped Cream's colorful and over-the-top costumes by Mark Ryden—and, okay, a few major dress moments, too. Ahead, check out what went on behind-the-scenes.
Whipped Cream and Princess Tea Flower's Attendants costumes are ready to go.
Princess Praline is ready to take the stage.
Princess Praline's Swirl Girls, Skylar Brandt and Luciana Paris pose backstage.
The cutest onstage moment between Princess Praline (Sarah Lane) and The Boy (Daniil Simkin).
David Hallberg's first curtain call back on the Metropolitan Opera House stage (with Stella Abrera).
Red carpet-ready looks from Misty Copeland and Isabella Boylston.