Janie Taylor in Chloe (The Block S/S 2011)
Sure, there was Natalie Portman in The Black Swan, but my favourite ballerina moment so far has been New York City Ballet’s Janie Taylor in a dancing editorial and video for The Block/Nowness collaboration. She wears Chloe’s stunning, already pretty much sold-out S/S ’11 collection. Seeing it makes me want to pull out my pointe shoes and twirl all day long, except that I would probably dislocate my knee after more than a decade of not training.
Jaw-droppingly beautiful, right? The way Chloe clothing moves, the sheerness of the fabric revealing Taylor’s spectacular form, a beautiful example what happens when two disciplines collide at their very best.
Club Monaco ‘Pamera’ skirt($129 at Club Monaco);
Rodarte for Opening Ceremony skirt ($280 at Shopbop);
Hussein Chalayan bark pleated skirt($830 at Net-a-Porter)
Of course, others are just as enamoured by ballerinas and their feminine, airy style. Not that full, fluffy or pleated skirts are ever out, but this season there is a plethora of them, from minis to maxis.
T. Babaton ‘Taylor’ skirt ($135 at Aritzia);
Zara accordion pleat skirt ($79.90 at Zara);
Tucker pleated skirt with dots ($437.65 at Shopbop)
It’s difficult to pick a favourite. Probably the Hussein Chalayan at the whopping $830 (but you should see it on the runway!). Or maybe the yellow Tibi maxi. But really, if I were rich, I’d take all of them!
Topshop layered maxi skirt ($80 at Topshop);
Tibi pleated crepe de chine skirt ($295 at Net-a-Porter);