CWMALLS World’s Fashion Trends Sharing And Review Series — The poetic photo project where high fashion meets dance

Comb through the rosters of the biggest dance companies in the US, from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to New York City Ballet, and you’d be hard pressed to find a dancer who hasn’t posed for the NYC Dance Project.

In their first book, “The Art of Movement,” photographers Deborah Ory and Ken Browar captured stars like American Ballet Theatre principals Misty Copeland and Daniil Simkin, Boston Ballet’s Misa Kuranga and New York City Ballet’s Ashley Bouder.

But their latest project, titled “The Style of Movement,” adds a new element: high fashion.

Drawing from vintage archives alongside recent collections, Ory and Browar photographed dancers including Alvin Ailey’s Jacqueline Green and NYCB’s Lauren Lovette, wearing designers like Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and J. Mendel.

You’ll find no static, fashion photoshoot poses in the book; instead, the dancers leap, turn and arabesque, animating their outfits with new life. “The different dancers related to the clothing differently,” Browar said in a phone interview. “It was almost like they were working with a new partner.”


Sources from: CNN

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