When Fashion Week installs itself at Lincoln Center this September, the 8-day event promises to be the talk of the town. But even before the decision to move the Spring 2011 presentations—designers, models, editors, buyers, photographers, hooplah and all—from Bryant Park's storied tents, the new venue has long been residence to some of the city's most spectacular fashion. One look at the New York City Ballet's latest season bulletin, and you'll see what we're talking about.
Gorgeously styled by Polina Aronova, the catalogue features the the NYCB company dancers, mostly in their own everyday dance apparel, looking so effortlessly elegant and chic that it's tempting to call it a lookbook. From corset tops to leggings and body-hugging wraparound sweaters, and perhaps most obviously, ballet flats, this dance form has laid the groundwork for much of our day-to-day style.
You don't have to be a ballerina to appreciate the utilitarian polish of a simple tank top layered with a flirty skirt—nor do you need a dancer's body to embrace the shade of light pink. And you certainly don't need to be a fashion editor to view these timeless styles.
Bravo, NYC Ballet!