Misty Copeland in her US Misty Copeland Signature Bodysuit (courtesy Under Armour)
Misty Copeland just designed her very own collection with Under Armour—and it seems like a natural fit. She's been part of the activewear brand since 2014. On May 2, the American Ballet Theatre principal took a break from rehearsing for the upcoming spring season to officially unveil her Misty Copeland Signature Collection in New York City.
For some it's a holiday tradition, for others its an iconic spectacle, but no matter the reason, more than 1 million people will watch the Rockettes perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular each year. And though the production has been around since 1933, much of what goes on behind those velvety curtains and intricate sets remains a mystery. To curb our curiosity and find out what ensues when these leggy ladies aren't doling out their sky-high kicks, we got a backstage tour from the legends themselves.
From hair and makeup, to warm-up exercises, and costume quick changes (the fastest quick change in the show is a #mindblowing 75 seconds, by the way) we got a glimpse into the glamorous (and sometimes not so glamorous) world of the Rockettes.
We love when fashion and ballet collide because when done right, the results are breathtaking bliss! So when we heard Free People was teaming up with a real ballet dancer for a fashionable, fun, and fitness-filled promotional event, we couldn't help but get giddy.
Last night was New York City Ballet's fall gala, which is basically prom night for NYCB and its most stylish fans. The highly anticipated evening merged fashion and ballet, featuring collaborations between the industries' most talented designers and choreographers. And while the performance was exceptional, we were as obsessed with what we saw on the red carpet as what we saw onstage.
Though the event attracted some of Hollywood's most fashionable celebs (we bow down to NYCB gala queen Sarah Jessica Parker), we thought many of the most stylish ladies of the night were the NYCB dancers and choreographers themselves. (Dancers clean up pretty well!) Check out some of our favorite styles of the "'rinas" who traded their tights and leos for heels and a gown.
You probably know Ava Cota as the lovely, leggy dancer who was rejected from the Abby Lee Dance Company, on "Dance Moms," because she was "too tall." Now, that lanky frame is propelling her career as a model. Ava just made her New York Fashion Week runway debut, and we're guessing it won't be the last time the six-foot beauty graces NYC's catwalks.
With her long limbs and delicate features, Ella Titus could pass as a model—and she has actually posed for fashion photographers on her days off from Miami City Ballet, where she's in the corps. But Titus also sets fashion trends: For several years now, she has designed and hand-knit her own line of legwarmers, Ella Warmers. Read on for her tips on achieving that pastel-pretty ballerina look.