Since Eleonora Abbagnato has been Ballet director at Opera in Rome, glamour as well has entered the theatre. A popular figure in Italy for her features on TV, married to an ex-football player, with her beauty and elegance the former Paris Opera étoile has found a way to attract a new audience to ballet thanks to collaborations with a top fashion brand: Dior. Always a muse for Italian fashion designers, Abbagnato has found in Maria Grazia Chiuri her ideal designer as they share a similar history as Italian women, who both worked very hard to reach their goals, remaining rooted in their own country (from Palermo the first, from Rome the second) having at the same time success in France.
Eleonora Abbagnato and Friedemann Vogel in “Nuit Romaine” by Angelin Preljocaj. Photograph by Fabrizio Sansoni