Despite retiring back in 2008, Valentino Garavani is keeping busy. This week New York City Ballet confirmed that its Fall 2012 Gala will feature a one-time-only celebration of the designer. As part of the festivities, a performance of George Balanchine's Rubies will take place on the night to tribute the designer's signature 'Valentino Red'.
The news isn't a surprise. Garavani has been a long-time supporter of the New York City Ballet and at present, is working away on creating the costumes for thee major productions by NYCB Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins.