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Dance Fashions

MOMA, Degas and Copeland – what a combination

The New York Museum of Modern Art will be presenting a new exhibit that brings the Degas ballerinas to lift through Misty Copeland.  Read this Harpers Bazaar article and photo journal about the creation experience, and be sure to watch… Continue Reading →

FIT Presents Designing Costumes for Ballet with a Twist

If you are in NYC don’t miss this wonderful evening of dance, design and discussion at FIT with a choreographer Marilyn Klaus and her costume designer Catherine Zehr, as they dissect the creations for Ballet with a Twist.

Think your dance shoes are too expensive? Think again!

I know shoes can be one of the most costly expenses for dancers, so I wondered if the costs have kept up with inflation.  I started my research with a 1958 Taffy’s catalog.  Read this if you want to know… Continue Reading →

Aspiring Dance Costume Designers: Take Notes

Color, fabrics, tutu lengths – how a designer revitalizes a classic. Here is a great article about the new costumes for the ABT Classic: Sleeping Beauty.  Based on the original designs by Leon Baskt, this new version sounds like a visual feast.

Guess The Year – How well do you know dance fashions?

Dance fashion isn’t like streetwear.  Think about it.  Dancer’s have dressed the same for decades.  Fabrics change, shoe construction changes, but overall we look the same, year after year.  Here’s a fun quiz recently posted on Dance Life.

We Need Tutu Makers

It seems, like almost any profession that requires true craftsmanship, the ballet world is experiencing a shortage of tutu makers.  I know there are talented and creative mom’s out there who have been making their daughter’s costumes for their solos… Continue Reading →

Dance and Fashion – A Long Relationship

In 1958  a company called Danskin introduced nylon body wear to dance.  Taffy’s, my mother’s dancewear business, was the first to carry the products in a mail order catalog.  The comfortable and form fitting tights quickly crossed over to fashion and I was the first… Continue Reading →

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