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April 24, 2003

CALVIN KLEIN TO OUTFIT DANCERS OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE FOR WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON

Metropolitan Opera House Premiere Set for Monday, May 5, 2003

Calvin Klein today announced a unique sponsorship of American Ballet Theatre’s Metropolitan Opera House premiere of Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison, which includes outfitting ABT’s dancers in new cK Calvin Klein jeans and underwriting the ballet’s production expenses.

Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison received its World Premiere on October 18, 2002 at City Center in New York City. The ballet will be performed for the first time at the Metropolitan Opera House for ABT’s opening night gala on Monday, May 5. Choreographed by Ann Reinking, David Parsons, Natalie Weir and Stanton Welch, Within You Without You is set to recorded songs written and composed by the late George Harrison.

Costumes for the ballet, designed by Catherine Zuber, will now include a range of cK Calvin Klein jeans – four styles in juniors and women, and three for men.

"We strengthened our relationship with ABT last fall with a fundraiser in our store, and we want to continue to collaborate on projects," said Kim Vernon, Senior Vice President, Global Advertising and Communications. "The George Harrison tribute was a perfect opportunity for a more creative collaboration by working with Catherine Zuber on using cK Calvin Klein jeans for the stage."

In addition to Calvin Klein’s sponsorship of Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison, American Ballet Theatre’s 2003 Metropolitan Opera House season is sponsored by UBS, ABT’s National Presenting Sponsor, and Movado Watch Company, a leading benefactor. ABT’s spring season is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2003 spring season are on sale at the Metropolitan Opera House box office or by calling 212-362-6000. For more information, click here.

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