American Ballet Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet principal David Hallberg has been a pretty major ballet star for a pretty long time now. But he’s also becoming a bona fide star of the fashion world.
Not that that’s a surprise, really: Hallberg is a beautiful guy, in addition to being a beautiful dancer, and seems to have a curious mind eager to explore things outside the realm of ballet—fashion included. But even with all his natural gifts, I’m not sure anyone knew just how great he would be at modeling. Because seriously, you guys: He’s great. It’s almost eerie.
Recently, Hallberg has appeared in two major fashion outlets: He payed homage to some of the masters of modern dance in the ballet-themed Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, and then channeled the iconic Vaslav Nijinsky in the April 2013 issue of American Vogue. Both spreads manage to appeal to dance people and fashion people alike.
Take a look!
(CR Fashion Book photos by Kacpar Kasprzyk; Vogue photos by the one and only Annie Leibovitz.)