Christian Siriano's Ballet-Inspired Looks

It's the most wonderful tiiiiiime of the year—also known as New York Fashion Week!

And I'm not just saying that for all you style mavens out there. Dance and fashion have a long, beautiful history together. Whether we're talking about dancers as models or haute couture onstage, the dance-fashion connection is pretty remarkable.

This weekend gave us yet another example of the trend: "Project Runway" alum Christian Siriano presented a collection inspired by American Ballet Theatre's performances of Frederick Ashton's The Dream. (Apparently Siriano also took ballet classes as a little one.) ABT's production is lush, pastel and flower-bedecked, and so are Siriano's gorgeous dresses. I'm especially partial to the silvery, fairy-like heels. And what did he choose for the models' hair? Ballerina buns, of course!

Check out some of the looks below (photos Stephen Chernin/AP):

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