Valentino Garavani’s Iconic Ballerinas Find Their Rhythm in Dubai | Savoir Flair

Valentino Garavani’s Iconic Ballerinas Find Their Rhythm in Dubai

by Savoir Flair 2-minute read September 25, 2023

With graceful pique turns and lovely arabesques, Valentino Ballerinas twirl into Dubai's shimmering cityscape.


Dubai’s modern skyline transformed into an outdoor ballet stage as Ritika Chandra displayed her passion for dance in Valentino Garavani’s latest global campaign. Valentino, with its longstanding reverence for ballet embodied in its staple ballerina flats, has embarked on a worldwide journey, capturing talented dancers in fashionable cities like Paris, London, Milan, and now, Dubai. 

The Valentino Garavani Rockstud Ballerinas, gleaming with their signature studded detail, became an extension of Chandra’s feet as she executed flawless pique turns in front of the majestic Burj Khalifa. With each step, the sparkling skyscrapers seemed to twirl with her, and as she gracefully held her arabesque, the calligraphic waves of eL Seed’s sculptural installation accentuated her movements. With each grand battement cutting through the air, Chandra made it seem as though the very pulse of the city moved with her, in rhythm and harmony.

This global activation by Valentino, now reaching the streets of Dubai, elegantly merges the worlds of fashion and dance. The city’s ultra-modern architecture and Chandra’s balletic prowess juxtaposed beautifully: tradition and innovation, art and design, all coming together in a harmonious dance. The vibrance of the Rockstud Ballerinas stood out vividly against the sandy tones of Dubai, creating a visual spectacle as grand as the city itself. These moments, immortalized in the video campaign, serve as a testament to Valentino’s vision: to celebrate the elegance of ballet and the audacity of contemporary design. As the sun set on Dubai, our talent’s graceful movements in the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Ballerinas left an indelible mark, a dance of dreams against the backdrop of an ever-evolving city.

Founder and Editor-in-Chief Haleh Nia Publisher Melanie Euverte Account Director Zeena Zaid Editorial Director Grace Gordon Account Manager Deena Zaid Talent Manager Zaina Bader Senior Producer Noor Ul Sabah Creative Producer Amira Abulaiti Junior Producer Jalila Najjar Videographer Jullz Bek Wardrobe Stylist Meghna Mohan HMU Artist Diana Tin Talent Ritika Chandra

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