Stars align for stylish trio

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion - By DENISE S. CAHILL

WA Ballet, At­las Pearls and Per­fumes and Aure­lio Costarella have el­e­gance all wrapped up.

The three have come to­gether to launch At­las Pearls’ new ‘Black and White’ col­lec­tion and pay trib­ute to Costarella who re­cently an­nounced that ‘Col­lec­tion 33’ will be his last.

The fash­ion de­signer’s own ‘Aure­lio for At­las’ col­lec­tion that was launched in Oc­to­ber last year will be part of the Clare­mont busi­nesses new re­lease on Thurs­day.

At­las man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Pierre Fal­lourd worked with Costarella on his cap­sule last year.

“I was sur­prised by the depth of the re­la­tion­ship he had with the pearl.

“He had a clear idea what he wanted to do and I just helped trans­form that vi­sion,” Fal­lourd said.

The ‘Black and White’ col­lec­tion plays on the con­cept that pearls are a nec­es­sary part of the wardrobe.

“You have to have a white t-shirt like you have to have a lit­tle black dress,” Fal­lourd said.

“The items are ba­sic with clear lines and are for ev­ery­day wear.”

At­las Pearls re­cently part­nered with WA Ballet, nam­ing prin­ci­pal dancer Chi­hiro No­mura as its am­bas­sador.

Ballet mis­tress Sandy De­lasalle-scan­nella and dancer Polly Hil­ton will be mod­el­ling Coster­alla’s ‘Col­lec­tion 33’ and At­las’ ‘Black and White’ at the launch on Thurs­day.

The duo was work­ing on their piece ‘Ange Ou De­mon’ for the com­ing sea­son of Ge­n­e­sis but had to post­pone its re­lease when prin­ci­pal dancer Matthew Lehmann tore a ten­don in his knee.

“We de­cided to keep the project on hold be­cause all three of us agree that it’s a col­lab­o­ra­tion,” Dela salles can­nella said.

“There’s a strong story be­hind it so we didn’t feel like bring­ing an­other en­ergy and dy­namic in be­cause that would change the story.”

Lehmann is ex­pected to re­turn for WA Ballet’s Don Quixote in May.

Pic­tures: Andrew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d466724

Top-left: Sandy De­lasalle-scan­nella and Polly Hil­ton of WA Ballet with Pierre Fal­lourd of At­las Pearls and mod­el­ling dresses and pearls.

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