PARTIES

Benjamin Millepied Dances the Night Away

With wife Natalie Portman at the Opéra Garnier in Paris.


What: The opening gala of the Paris Opera 2015/2016 season, sponsored by Christian Dior Parfums and de Grisogono.

Where: The Opéra Garnier in Paris.

When: Thursday, September 24th

Who: The company’s Director of Dance Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman, a bevy of French actresses like Melanie Laurent and Ludivine Sagnier; designers including Alber Elbaz and Haider Ackermann and models, among them Eva Herzigova, Laetitia Casta and Malgosia Bela.

Why: The opening night marks the first since Millepied’s appointment as director of the Paris Opera, thus explaining how the event managed to snag such a fashionable and starry crowd away from Milan fashion week temptations.

Photos: Benjamin Millepied Dances the Night Away

Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman. Photo by Getty Images.

Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris. Photo by Getty Images.

Sofia Sanchez de Betak and Alexandre de Betak. Photo by Getty Images.

Melanie Laurent. Photo by Getty Images.

Alber Elbaz. Photo by Getty Images.

Olympia Le Tan. Photo by Getty Images.

Eva Herzigova. Photo by Getty Images.

Clotilde Courau. Photo by Getty Images.

Cecile Cassel. Photo by Getty Images.

Ludivine Sagnier. Photo by Getty Images.

Mlle Agnes. Photo by Getty Images.

Malgosia Bela. Photo by Getty Images.

Audrey Marnay. Photo by Getty Images.

Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris. Photo by Getty Images.

Betony Vernon. Photo by Getty Images.

Pierre Hardy. Photo by Getty Images.

Laetitia Casta. Photo by Getty Images.

Sydney Toledano and Katia Toledano. Photo by Getty Images.

Dortothée Gilbert. Photo by Getty Images.

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