We <3 Ballerina Style

No, this is not yet another post about big-name designers dressing ballerinas in couture costumes.

Instead, today we’re talking about ballet dancer fashion. How is it that, while there’s nothing inherently glamorous about leotards and tights, somehow professional ballet dancers always manage to look sooooo cool? Seriously, it’s an art form.

The Huffington Post recently went behind the scenes at New York City Ballet to get a peek at the unique looks of three dancers: corps member Gretchen Smith and principals Tiler Peck and Janie Taylor. Most of the piece is devoted to in-studio fashion—color-blocked legwarmers! custom-designed leotards!—but we also get a peek at the dancers’ “people clothes,” as Peck cutely calls them.

Take a look at the photos below. And if you’re fascinated by ballerina fashion, check out the new Studio to Street column in our sister magazine, Pointe. Each month they photograph a different stylish ballet dancer—inside the studio and out. So far the fashionista list includes NYCB’s Sara Mearns, The Joffrey Ballet’s Victoria Jaiani and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s Ebony Williams.

(All photos HPMG/Raydene Salinas)

Gretchen Smith
Janie Taylor
Janie Taylor
Tiler Peck
Tiler Peck
Gretchen Smith

Gretchen Smith

Janie Taylor

Janie Taylor

Tiler Peck

Tiler Peck

Gretchen Smith

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