Ballet and fashion have always gone hand in hand. Productions are known for their ornate attire, and design houses like Rodarte have tried their hand at ballet costumes in the past. But Harper's Bazaar's March issue brings dance and fashion together in a spectacular way.
The magazine tapped Misty Copeland, who made history when she became the American Ballet Theatre's first African-American principal ballerina. For the shoot, Misty channeled the paintings of Edgar Degas, effortlessly posing in a mix of designer dresses and dance-wear.
"Trying to re-create what Degas did was really difficult." Misty said. "It was amazing just to notice all of the small details but also how he still allows you to feel like there's movement. That's what I think is so beautiful and difficult about dance too."
Read on to see the beautiful images!
On Copeland: Oscar de la Renta Cocktail Dress ($5490); Jonathan Howard headpiece; Mokuba ribbon.
On Copeland: Valentino dress; Wilhelm headdress and corsages; Mokuba ribbon.