Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dance & Fashion

Yesterday, I checked out the new Dance & Fashion exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology museum and it was great (and free!). It showcases dance costumes and designer clothing that was inspired by dance fashion. It's really cool to see how these two art forms come together. Some examples of the influence that dance has had on fashion include ballet flats, harem pants, and lightweight cropped sweaters like this. The outfits cover different time periods (from the 1800's to present) and include costumes from ballet, modern dance, and flamenco. It was beautiful and I would definitely recommend going if you get the chance! The exhibit runs through January 3rd. 

Something else dance-related: I recently watched First Position, a fantastic documentary about young ballet dancers training for the Youth America Grand Prix. It's amazing to see the dedication, talent, and passion that these kids have for dance! If you're interested, you can find it on Netflix

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