Here's yet another reason to be jealous of New York City Ballet's talented dancers: These days, it seems like they get to play dress-up in designer duds allllll the time!
Exhibit A: Following in the glamorous footsteps of Rodarte, J. Mendel and Valentino Garavani, fashion star Joseph Altuzarra has designed costumes that will be unveiled at NYCB's spring gala tomorrow night. They're for a new pas de deux by Christopher Wheeldon, featuring Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild (those newly-engaged lovebirds!). And it looks like they're going to be beautiful. Here are Altuzarra's sketches:
...and here are some behind-the-scenes photos of a fitting he had with Peck. Love that blue!
Photos by Paul Kolnik
Exhibit B: In the latest installment of Vogue's "Punk Stories" video series, NYCB's Emilie Gerrity, Lauren Lovette and Peck go super-edgy in a film by Emily Kai Bock. Sporting goth makeup and out-there looks from fashion line Undercover, they swirl through a bunch of unlikely landscapes, including a desolate beach and a retro roller-skating rink. (The choreography is by fellow NYCB-er Justin Peck.)
On Saturday morning, Russell Horning—aka 15-year-old Instagram king @i_got_barzz—was already kind of famous. His admittedly bad but weirdly mesmerizing dance videos had earned him shoutouts from the likes of Rihanna (and dance tributes from the likes of Josh Killacky).
But by Sunday morning? By Sunday morning, Russell Got Barzz had reached an entirely different level of memedom. Because Katy Perry tapped the teen—signature backpack and all—to perform "Swish Swish" with her on "Saturday Night Live." And the internet lost its darn mind.
If, like me, you've ever wondered (and wondered) how that stunning opening scene in La La Land came together, do we have a treat for you.
Fashion looks better in motion—that's why runways exist. But when does fashion look REALLY amazing? In dancey motion. And exhibit #69372 in the case for the inescapable connection between dance and fashion is this new video from Harper's Bazaar, featuring our favorite dancer/model/rock star, Larsen Thompson.
But when you're the only male ballet student at your studio, fighting dumb stereotypes about ballet being for girls, it's easy to feel alone. That's what makes this video featuring Gabriel Romero, an 11-year-old ballet student at Philadelphia Dance Center, especially meaningful.