Valentino to design New York City Ballet costumes

Designer Valentino Garavani attends the "The Intouchables" special screening at MOMA on April 4, 2012, in New York.
(CBS News) The New York City Ballet will soon have an Italian-style twist.

Designer Valentino Garavani, 80, reportedly will design costumes for three works by the New York City Ballet for its Sept. 20 gala.

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The Italian designer will create the styles for a new ballet set to Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" and a performance of George Balanchine's "Rubies," reports the New York Times.

"There is so much beauty in the ballet, the grace, the fluidity," he said, adding that he's honored the ballet would "celebrate my work in this way, and I am very passionate about the design of these very special costumes."

Vogue has a photo of the designer working on the costumes here.

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