Louis Vuitton's Balletic Fashion Week

November 28, 2001

It’s fashion week in New York City, and the Joffrey Ballet School is getting its moment in the style spotlight. Louis Vuitton has sponsored “Reconstruction 3.0,” a collaboration between Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and New York’s Joffrey Ballet School. Five teams of students from each program have created original choreography and music inspired by the French fashion house’s heritage of travel, as well as costumes constructed from previous Louis Vuitton ready-to-wear garments. This Thursday, a panel of experts from all three artforms will watch the performances live at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, just down the street from the runways set up at Lincoln Center. The prize for best in show? A trip to visit Louis Vuitton’s atelier in Paris and the historic Vuitton family home in Asnières, France.