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Guys, this may just be the fashion/dance collab to end all fashion/dance collabs.
ICYMI, Dior presented their Spring 2019 collection at Paris Fashion Week, which continues through October 3rd. But models weren't the only ones walking the runway—an entire ensemble of modern dancers (not to mention tons of dreamy dance-inspired looks) took to the catwalk, as well.
The dancers performed a gorgeous piece by Sharon Eval (who danced with Batsheva Dance Company for decades before starting her own company) and, tbh, it's almost just too much for our dance and fashion loving hearts to bear. IT'S THAT GOOD.
Inspired by female trailblazers, the show, led by Maria Grazia Chiuri, also featured quotes from some of the dance world's leading ladies at the entrance:
Long story short, it was a completely flawless and entirely respectful tribute to dance and its icons (are you listening other major fashion brands?!) and you need to watch the whole thing right this very second. (The dancing really gets started around the 6 minute mark.)
In our "Dear Katie" series, MCB soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email email@example.com for a chance to be featured!
I'm 14 and have been studying ballet seriously for about three years. Even though I feel ready,my teachers haven't put me on pointe yet. Am I doing something wrong? Should I ask them about it, or is it pointe-less?
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Samantha Figgins (Andrew Eccles)
Samantha Figgins is currently in her fifth season with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (and was a Dance Spirit cover girl back in 2013!). But what many people don't know is that the gorgeous dancer suffers from single-sided deafness. As a baby, Figgins contracted spinal meningitis, which caused her to lose all hearing in her right ear. She never gave up on her dance dreams, though, and fought her way through uncomfortable situations, never missing an opportunity to learn and grow. Now, after getting her first pair of hearing aids, she opens up about her path to success. —(As told to Courtney Celeste Spears)
Sara Esty as Maggie in "A Chorus Line" (courtesy Esty)
Sara Esty's ethereal grace and sophisticated charm have won over ballet and Broadway audiences alike. The bunhead-turned-Broadway-baby began training near her hometown in Gorham, ME, at the Maine State Ballet's School for the Performing Arts (with her equally fabulous twin sister, Leigh-Ann). She enrolled full-time at the Miami City Ballet School in 2004, and joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 2005. In 2006, Esty won the Princess Grace Award, and she was promoted to soloist at MCB in 2011. After leaving MCB in 2014, she made her Broadway debut in An American in Parisas the understudy for Lise, and went on to share the role of Lise with her sister on the show's national tour. Most recently, she was seen in 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Marie, Dancing Stillin Seattle, WA. —Courtney Bowers