Sparkles? Check. Elegance? Definitely. Three of our favorite dancers? You bet.
There are a million and one stories about dancer style, but fewer opportunities to see dancers shine as models—a different undertaking altogether. In these glowing images from Allure, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston, New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater II member Courtney Celeste Spears are almost unrecognizable—but in the best possible way. They all look like seasoned editorial models.
Of course, we're not surprised that a dancer's poise would come in handy during a bona fide fashion shoot, and we've already seen Boylston and Mearns in video campaigns. But there's something special about a great editorial shot for print, and now these ladies have us wishing for a tutorial to recreate their great looks.
Here's Boylston in a collab with Saks and Manolo Blahnik:
And of course, Mearns has slayed in two different Cole Haan campaigns.