Benjamin Millepied Dances the Night Away

Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman

Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman. Photo by Getty Images.

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.