DANCE FEVER: Saks Fifth Avenue is teaming up with the American Ballet Theatre to give its dancers a better fashion look, although not in the traditional makeover sense. The retailer has signed on as the leading corporate sponsor of a new campaign called the ABT Costume Fund, which is geared to the restoration, replacement and archiving of ABT’s vast archive of costumes, including some that date from its inception in the 1940s and are still in use today.

In addition to Saks’ initial gift of $50,000, the ABT has since raised an additional $300,000, enabling the company to set out on the restoration of costumes for several productions, including preliminary work on the 28 white tutus from the iconic scene of “La Bayadere,” which have been in use since 1980.

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