Ballet has never reminded me of warmer seasons; seasons where flowers are in bloom, to nights when the heat makes it impossible to fall asleep. Ballet simply suits the mood of winter, when the ground is covered by frost, or thick blankets of fresh snow. Perhaps the ethereal white of the ballerina’s costume projects a look I perceive as cold, perhaps that’s my reason for a ballerina-winter association. Anyway, Vogue Russia featured a spread titled “Ballet & Drama” in their February 2011 issue, which starred Denisa Dvorakova as the main character.
Dvorakova delights in costumes designed by the fashion houses of Valentino, Marchesa to Girorgio Armani. Since the holidays are approaching and I’m reminded of ballerina’s (+ dancing sugar plums), I couldn’t resist including the Vogue Russia spread… Besides ballet is very Russian.
Photographed by Jason Schmidt
Styled by Olga Dunina