Last night was New York City Ballet's fall gala, which is basically prom night for NYCB and its most stylish fans. The highly anticipated evening merged fashion and ballet, featuring collaborations between the industries' most talented designers and choreographers. And while the performance was exceptional, we were as obsessed with what we saw on the red carpet as what we saw onstage.
Though the event attracted some of Hollywood's most fashionable celebs (we bow down to NYCB gala queen Sarah Jessica Parker), we thought many of the most stylish ladies of the night were the NYCB dancers and choreographers themselves. (Dancers clean up pretty well!) Check out some of our favorite styles of the "'rinas" who traded their tights and leos for heels and a gown.
You probably know Ava Cota as the lovely, leggy dancer who was rejected from the Abby Lee Dance Company, on "Dance Moms," because she was "too tall." Now, that lanky frame is propelling her career as a model. Ava just made her New York Fashion Week runway debut, and we're guessing it won't be the last time the six-foot beauty graces NYC's catwalks.
With her long limbs and delicate features, Ella Titus could pass as a model—and she has actually posed for fashion photographers on her days off from Miami City Ballet, where she's in the corps. But Titus also sets fashion trends: For several years now, she has designed and hand-knit her own line of legwarmers, Ella Warmers. Read on for her tips on achieving that pastel-pretty ballerina look.