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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse

Feb 7 – Apr 18, 2020
227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Chanel and the Ballets Russes. Halston and Martha Graham. Geoffrey Beene and Twyla Tharp. The fashion greats who’ve designed for dance make a long list. But how did classical ballet and modern dance influence fashion? This groundbreaking show is the first to ask—and answer—the question. Among its treasures: Anna Pavlova’s tutu for The Dying Swan (flown in from Russia), and tutus and couture worn by Margot Fonteyn. —L.J.

Barbara Karinska’s “Emeralds” costume from “Jewels,” originally designed in 1967. Lent by the New York City Ballet © The Museum at FIT.

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