Long Live Karinska

September 20, 2012

Yes, the Valentino evening at New York City Ballet last night was frothy and colorful. But when it comes to designing for dancers, Valentino’s got nothing on Karinska. The most danceable costumes of the evening were still her designs for the “Rubies” section of Balanchine’s Jewels, which premiered in 1967. Here are two photos of “Rubies” with Patricia McBride, the original lead, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, in 1978. —Wendy Perron


Photo by Beverly Gallegos from Dance Magazine Archives, © Balanchine Trust.