8 Crazy-Beautiful Ballet-Inspired Pieces

From haute couture on the runway to designer collaborations on the stage, ballet remains en pointe for the fashion set.

From haute couture on the runway to designer collaborations on the stage, ballet remains en pointe for the fashion set.
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The Mood: Ballet
"Both ballet and fashion are art forms about making something beautiful," says New York City Ballet principal dancer Janie Taylor. "They can really complement each other's work." The evidence? Costumes designed by Prabal Gurung, Olivier Theyskens, and Iris van Herpen for NYCB's 2013 Fall Gala in September, and Joseph Altuzarra, Valentino, J. Mendel, Rodarte, and Stella McCartney in seasons past. The designers who aren't creating garments for the stage are swirling ballet into their collections, from tutu-style skirts at Balmain to tie-up pumps at Ralph Lauren. When the two worlds collide, the result is the most graceful trend of the season, barre none. —Jessica Minkoff
"Trevor Undi"
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The Mood: Ballet
Dress $1,600, Stella McCartney; (212) 255-1556.
"Richard Majchrzak/Studio D"
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The Mood: Ballet
Bustier price upon request, Nina Ricci at Neiman Marcus; (888) 888-4757.
"Stuart Tyson/Studio D"
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The Mood: Ballet
Earrings price upon request, Henri J. Sillam; (310) 203-3373.
"Courtesy of the Designer"
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The Mood: Ballet
Watch price upon request, Dior Timepieces; dior.com.
"Courtesy of the Designer"
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The Mood: Ballet
Bag $2,290, Nina Ricci at Sloan/Hall; (713) 942-0202.
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The Mood: Ballet
Shoes $625, Ralph Lauren Collection; ralphlauren.com for stores.
"Stuart Tyson/Studio D"
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The Mood: Ballet
Necklace price upon request, Chanel Fine Jewelry; (800) 550-0005.
"Courtesy of the Designer"
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The Mood: Ballet
Top $1,675, Chloé at Bergdorf Goodman; (212) 753-7300.
"Stuart Tyson/Studio D"
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