Happy birthday, George Balanchine! The great choreographer and founder of New York City Ballet would have been 114 years old today. Balanchine revolutionized ballet, especially American ballet—and he also had quite a way with words. To celebrate Mr. B's birthday, we rounded up some of our favorite iconic Balanchine quotes.
Last night I was browsing the web looking for a sparkly holiday dress when I came across the 2013 winter lookbook for Ruche, a darling, vintage-y online boutique. The title? "En Pointe: The choreography of winter." Naturally, I had to investigate.
I'm pretty girly—my favorite color is blush pink and I adore anything with a bow. So, a lookbook full of gorgeous ballerinas and ballet-inspired ensembles? I was tempted to blow my life savings on the entire lot!
(They did, however, make one mistake: They put pointe shoes on a stunning—but very much not a dancer—model. I recommend keeping your eyes above her feet.)
So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite pages from the lookbook:
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