Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Royal Ballet at London Fashion Week

At last week's London Fashion Week, one designer took the idea of staging a catwalk show to a whole new level. Jayne Pierson (who has worked for the likes of Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood before launching her own label) decided not to use models, but dancers from the Royal Ballet instead. As they strutted out onto the catwalk, they brought a new level of dynamism to the show.Their athletic physiques lent both elegance and edginess to the clothes; their poses creating striking shapes on which to showcase Pierson's designs.

The Royal Ballet's First Artist, Nathalie Harrison
Soloist Eric Underwood
First Artist Olivia Cowley
Hayley Forskitt
First Artist Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani
 Images by Steve Osborn, courtesy of The Guardian.


  1. Oh what fun! I love the idea of combining ballet and fashion and wish I could see more. These models look athletic and elegant - so different from the clothes hanger model type.

  2. Me too! I saw this and just couldn't resist posting about it. I agree that the dancers look great, and their athleticism is the perfect foil to the clothes. Jayne Pierson's website has some more great photos if you're interested. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. hmm that's really awesome thanks for share this post
    you are looking very dashing i love your clothing .
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