Ballet and the Wedding Dress

I love ballet especially George Balanchine.  Ballet and wedding dress designers are connected through style and function.  Each dress/costume tells a story which includes hair and make-up.  Additionally,  they must work!

 


A ballet has all the ingredients of a wedding!  So my brides are the ballerinas of the day.  Even their posture and movement becomes a beautiful dance.


Oscar de la Renta’s lace treatment this year is magical.  I think this dress would be as beautiful in all white.  I just love the textures.  Clearly these two masters, Balanchine and de la Renta,  see eye to eye.


I am sure Elie Saab took inspiration from the Ballet Master.  Look at the hair and make-up.


Marchesa’s dresses are so feminine and bold.  This is a tutu!  J’adore.


So Degas……….and so Vera.


Lovely, edgy.  Ralph Lauren.


This is my favorite Balanchine look, simple, powerful, clean.  Ralph Lauren has the perfect long version.


When I saw this Gaultier dress at the de Young Museum in SF I immediately thought of ballet and how we always had layers of wool on our bodies.  I love the idea of a knitted jacket over a wedding dress.

 


So, let the dancer come through when planning your wedding…the designers do!

 


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