APOTHEOS In our second creation for Marcelo Gomes we designed costumes for another duet. It was premiered on the opening night of ABT’s summer season at the Metropolitan Opera House.
We had the great pleasure of dressing Julie Kent and Roberto Bolle.
In typical Reid & Harriet fashion we kept things simple but lux. Custom made hand painted tights for Roberto and a silk bodice and hand painted tights for Julie.
PAZ DE LA JOLLA This was our second project for choreographer Justin Peck. This time it was a commission for the Winter 2013 season at New York City Ballet. With a cast of 18 dancers and a sunny score by Bohuslov Martinu, we set out to capture the feeling of beach life in the 1950s without being overtly literal.
Working with Marc Happel who heads up the New York City Ballet costume shop was such a treat for us. We were so lucky to have his expertise and the the amazing skills of all the people working in the shop at our disposal.
Photographs by Paul Kolnik
ENDOS. Marcelo Gomes was asked to choreograph a duet for a gala performance benefiting Dancers Responding to Aids. He asked us to design a dress for the beautiful Jessica Saund, so it was an offer we could not refuse.
"FURIANT" a ballet by Justin Peck. This was our first collaboration for Justin Peck. It was created as a gala duet for the Youth America Grand Prix for principals of the New York City Ballet….Tess Reichlen and Robert Fairchild.
We were inspired by the music which was a Dvorak string quartet. It felt like the sparkling frozen shimmer of winter. We developed an original digital print for the georgette dress using photographs of winter branches, and stayed within a cool white palette, after initially attempting a much bluer color story.
Top photo taken by Erin Baiano, bottom photos taken by Liza Voll
We were approached in fall of 2011 by Michelle Wiles, a former principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, to create costumes for a Mauro Bigonzetti creation. This piece was made for the launch of Ballet Next which was co-founded by Michelle and fellow principal ballet dancer, Charles Askegard. For this Baroque inspired duet, we were initially asked to design corsets for Ms. Wiles and Drew Jacoby. Shortly before the premiere, the corset idea evolved into bodysuits with design details intended to showcase the power of these dancers’ bodies.
Colored photos taken by Gene Schiavone, Black and white photos taken by Paul B. Goode
This was our first completed commission. Andrea Miller created this dynamic solo for Drew Jacoby to Radiohead’s Bloom. The premiere was at the 2011 Fall for Dance Festival. We were inspired by transparency and flight. Drew and Andrea had the exciting idea of fabricating the dress in hot pink. We think it made quite a statement. The beautiful photographs were taken by YANEV SCHULMAN.