Fashion and ballet collide. Two of my favourite things combined. I would likely be uncritically predisposed to like whatever the outcome but thankfully I need not surrender my critical faculties – the results are magical.
The task set to high-five, high-fashion the Tutu. Though perhaps a Tutu plain and simple is beautiful and unimprovable? Needing no fashionable embellishment?
Designers such as Julien MacDonald, Giles Deacon, Erden and Moschino set out to do just that all the same – and perhaps like the Kanye West Runaway video, also inspired by Natalie Portman as Black Swan Nina Sayers and her Rodarte-designed Tutus.
And these Haute Couture Tutu’s can be ours being sold at public auction though only if you have about you a pretty penny. Auctioned following their catwalk presentation at The Orangery in London’s Kensington Palace as part of the English National Ballet‘s Summer Party on June 29 featuring too their performance of Strictly Gershwin.
Beatrix Ong sees her ballerina in white heels matching a traditional white tutu – fabulous even if on the fashion catwalk only.
Black and white is the signature Cygnet colour palette – but I was also taken with Kinder Aggugini’s playful floral red and white mini Tutu. Transmuting not transgressing the black and white in silver to grey is Erdem with a much more maximalist creation. Were I literally fortunate enough to be part of this auction this would be the piece I would be silent iPad bidding on.
But I will not be so at least do not have to choose between these fantastical fantasy tutus.
All that is missing now is HD images of these ballerina ensembles and for the catwalk ballet to be recorded in HD video – don’t want to miss a stitch!
- Famous Tutus – Lucy Liu in Marchesa (cassiefairy.wordpress.com)
- Ballet Chic (yourlondoneye.wordpress.com)