Vogue Did a Paris Opéra Ballet Shoot, and It Is Gorgeous
Ballet is one of the most glamorous art forms in the world. Paris is one of the most glamorous cities in the world. Vogue is one of the most glamorous publications in the world. Combine the three, and you get some head-explodingly beautiful stuff. And who doesn't love head-exploding beauty?
In honor of Benjamin Millepied's first season as artistic director of the renowned Paris Opéra Ballet, Voguephotographed Millepied and model Natalia Vodianova in the regal surroundings of the Palais Garnier. The dance-o-meter isn't super high here; Millepied, a former New York City Ballet principal, doesn't show off any moves himself. But POB étoile Hervé Moreau does make a cameo, as do some of the company's corps members. And the Palais Garnier is, like pretty much all things Parisian, insanely gorgeous.
Here are a few of our favorite images from the spread (all photos by Annie Liebovitz for Vogue):
Vodianova hanging out onstage in a Valentino gown, as one does
Vodianova, in Carolina Herrera, with étoile Hervé Moreau
The dapper Millepied with Vodianova, this time in Oscar de la Renta
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer