When it comes to his look outside the studio, American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes errs on the formal side. “Now that I’m choreographing, I often have lunch meetings with designers and composers,” he says. “It’s easier to not have to think about what I wear and just put on a suit.” At our shoot, he wore a wool jacket, accented with leather-paneled sleeves, over a classic flannel ensemble. His latest purchase? “A green blazer made entirely of velvet,” he laughs—a touch of retro elegance, like Gomes himself.
Headband: “I have about 300 that my Japanese fans made.”
Under Armour top: “I start class in layers—three pairs of bottoms, a shirt and a sweater.”
Yumiko unitard: “I wear it as tights, folded down. The extra fabric keeps me warm.”
Canvas ballet shoes: “These Sansha shoes come in flesh tone—stage-ready, so I don’t have to pancake them.”
Jacket by South Korean brand SONGZIO: “I do most of my shopping on tour. For summer clothes, my favorite place to shop is my home, Brazil, because the fabrics there are so light.”
Club Monaco suit: “I wear a lot of gray. It goes with anything.”
Prada shoes: “I would rather buy one item that will last many years than have a lot that will only get me through a season.”