Fashion

Published September 24, 2014
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There’s nothing worse than pulling on your tights and watching a run make its way down your leg. All of the harsh wear we put our tights through on a daily basis can cause them to rip. But there are a few simple steps you can take to help extend their lifespan.

 

  • Read the label: Make sure your tights are made of a sturdy material, like Nylon and Lycra, to ensure a strong hold but also elasticity.
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  • Wear the right size. Tights that are too small are more likely to run when they’re overstretched.
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Some clothes just look better when they're in motion. And what motion is more beautiful than that of a ballet dancer? Fashion designer Christian Siriano (of "Project Runway" fame) recently tapped three ABT Studio Company dancers to show off his Spring/Summer collection. Katerina Eng, Isabelle Seiler and Carolyn Lippert dance in this dreamy ad set in New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. They look gorgeous—and so do the dresses.

This blog could easily turn into a daily feed of fashion-meets-ballet news and nothing else. Don't worry, I won't let that happen. But indulge me just once more this week, because I can't help sharing this photo that David Hallberg just posted of his fashion spread in this month's Vogue.

It seems like the catwalk has become a sort of second stage for dancers these days. The latest ballerinas moonlighting as runway models are Miami City Ballet's Callie Manning, Suzanne Limbrunner and Adriana Pierce. The three dancers made their fashion debut last Friday while showcasing Palm Beach County-based designer Robin Fleming's DUCHESA couture collection for Miami Fashion Week.

It's fashion week in New York City, and the Joffrey Ballet School is getting its moment in the style spotlight. Louis Vuitton has sponsored "Reconstruction 3.0," a collaboration between Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and New York's Joffrey Ballet School. Five teams of students from each program have created original choreography and music inspired by the French fashion house's heritage of travel, as well as costumes constructed from previous Louis Vuitton ready-to-wear garments.

Published December 11, 2009
Candy-colored stripes brighten up this super-soft leotard by Lignes Dancewear. With its sophisticated boat neck and low scoop back, it’s simultaneously chic and playful. (Not into stripes? It’s also available in basic black, gray, pine and navy.) Order yours at lignesdancewear.com. —MFmore »

Claire Mazza from Manhattan Youth Ballet

Photo by Jayme Thornton

Published November 23, 2009
Dresden SemperOper Ballett principal dancer Yumiko Takeshima knows a thing or two about time management. When she’s not rehearsing, she’s designing for Yumiko, her trendy dancewear line. “I never have a holiday!” she says. “But I don’t feel like it’s a job—I really enjoy it.” Her d…more »