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Dance & Fashion . The Fashion Institute of Technology

Dance & Fashion
Special Exhibitions Gallery
September 13, 2014 – January 3, 2015

Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #dancefashion and see more photos on Flickr! Register for one of our Dance & Fashion Fashion Culture events, including a Martha Graham dance performance, a conversation with Misty Copeland and Dr. Valerie Steele, a dance workshop by Team Vicious, and screenings of Flamenco, Flamenco and the films of Charles Atlas.

Dance & Fashion is a stunning exploration of the relationship between these two embodied art forms. Organized by the museum’s director, Dr. Valerie Steele, and set in a dramatic mise-en-scène created by architect Kim Ackert, Dance & Fashion features nearly 100 dance costumes and dance-inspired fashions, ranging from the 19th century to the present, many of which have never been exhibited.

Dance & Fashion opens with a superb display of ballet costumes and related fashions from the 1830s and 1840s, the era of the Romantic ballet. A rare Spanish-style costume worn by the great ballerina, Fanny Elssler, is accompanied by fashions of the period. A costume by Christian Bérard for Symphonie Fantastique, along with a costume by Mme Karinska for Ballet Imperial, demonstrates the evolution of classic ballet costume, while a costume from Creole Giselle for the Dance Theater of Harlem evokes the continuing appeal of the Romantic ballet. 

Christian Dior’s Black Swan ball gown epitomizes ballet’s influence on fashion design. Conversely, Marc Happel, costume director of New York City Ballet, has said that his costumes for Symphony in C were inspired by fashions designed by Dior and Balenciaga. The pointe shoes of famous dancers such as Anna Pavlova and Margot Fonteyn are juxtaposed with high-fashion styles by Christian Louboutin and Noritaka Tatehana that were inspired by ballet shoes.

The Orientalism of the Ballets Russes (1909-29) has also influenced generations of fashion designers, from Paul Poiret to Yves Saint Laurent. A costume from Schéhérazade, 1910, designed by the artist Léon Bakst and recently acquired by The Museum at FIT, is the centerpiece in a display of extraordinary fashions and costumes, including a couture ensemble from Yves Saint Laurent’s 1976 Ballets Russes collection and an ensemble by Ungaro worn by Princess Caroline of Monaco. There are also costumes worn by dancers such as Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Among the fashion designers who have created costumes for the ballet are Yves Saint Laurent and Riccardo Tischi of Givenchy (for the Paris Opera Ballet), Christian Lacroix, and Jean Paul Gaultier, plus Valantino Garavani, Prabal Gurung, Giles Mendel, Olivier Theyskens, Rodarte, and Iris Van Herpen, all of whom have created costumes for New York City Ballet.

Stella McCartney, man’s tattoo costume for Ocean’s Kingdom, Fall 2011, by New York City Ballet © The Museum at FIT
Halston, woman’s costume for Tangled Night, 1986, lent by Martha Graham Dance Company. © The Museum at FIT
Rodarte, woman’s costume for Two Hearts, Spring 2012, lent by New York City Ballet.  © The Museum at FIT

Dance and Fashion: Two Inseparable Expressions of Art at the FIT in New York

Cristobal Balenciaga 1950, France. Dance and Fashion: Two Inseparable Expressions of Art at the FIT in New York

Dance and Fashion: Two Inseparable Expressions of Art at the FIT in New York

Dance and Fashion: Two Inseparable Expressions of Art at the FIT in New York

Léon Bakst "Sherezade" 1910, France. Dance and Fashion: Two Inseparable Expressions of Art at the FIT in New York

Valentino, 2012 New York City Ballet. Dance and Fashion: Two Inseparable Expressions of Art at the FIT in New York


Pennsylvania Ballet: Nutcracker

Watch rehearsal footage and listen as Pennsylvania Ballet Soloist Ian Hussey speaks about his experiences dancing in Pennsylvania Ballet's George Balanchine's The Nutcracker.


Jean Baptiste Lully - L' Orchestre du Roi Soleil

Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687):  L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil
Le Concert des Nations by Jordi Savall
Symphonies, Ouvertures & Airs à jouer

"Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme"
"Le Divertissement Royal"
"Chaconne de "L'Amour Médecin".


Richard Alston Dance Company

As part of the Design Museum Ball for London Design Festival 2012, The Place’s Richard Alston Dance Company has been invited to perform a oneoff special event of contemporary dance in various spaces of the Design Museum.

Richard Alston, one of the UK’s most acclaimed choreographers, has created a series of dance moments especially for the evening. The company dancers will be wearing a set of dazzling crystal-encrusted costumes created for them by fashion designer Julien MacDonald in 2004.

The event is conceived as a ‘loose promenade show’, in which the audience is invited to enjoy the current exhibition, Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum, and discover dance episodes scattered throughout the museum. Sculptural forms, digital projections and crystal-inspired visual effects create a dramatic backdrop against which the dancers will engage with the space in new ways.

The Design Museum Ball is an illustrious night inspired this year by the antiiconoclasm of the infamous literary heroine, Miss Havisham. Those wearing a wedding gown will be rewarded with free entry to the Ball.


FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 6.30 – 10.00PM
Friday 21 September
Time: 18.30 – 22.00
Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD
London Bridge

 Richard Alston Dance Company, photo Chris Nash


Jerome Bel & Veronique Doisneau

UOVO performing arts festival, Milano 2012

Jerome Bel - Veronique Doisneau  © Anna Van Kooij

Mónica Reyes: una bella bailarina

Mónica was born and raised in Mexico City. She started her dance training at 11 years old. Her dance life included training in such techniques as Ballet, Martha Graham, Lester Horton, Katherine Dunham , Jazz, Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown. Also performing at City Center and Apollo Theater with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (third company).

She graduated from The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in 1997 and was granted her professional license in 1998. In 2006 she completed her Professional Feldenkrais Method Training and has a current practice in both Massage Therapy and the Feldenkrais Method were she lives in Goshen, NY. ANIME DANCE THEATER

Mónica Reyes para ANIME DANCE THEATER - Photo by Beatriz Schiller


Merce Cunningham Dance Company

A hand-painted unitard from Summerspace, 1958.



The Martha Graham Dance Company

Pioneers of contemporary Dance

Set on the bleak, sandy shoreline of Asbury Park Beach, Will Davidson’s latest fashion film stars three contemporary dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company in a compelling battle for dominance.

Filmed in Davidson’s signature moody style, there is a dark and ominous feel to the story. The dancers’ movements are emotive and dramatic as they perform amongst the natural surroundings. “The sensory feedback of the sand, the water and the wind inspired us to move with, against or consciously irrespective of those elements – a jumping off point creatively,” says White-McGuire.

We asked Davidson to reveal more about his contribution to this breathtaking collaboration

What was your inspiration and initial thought process behind the film? I’ve always wanted to shoot a dance piece on the beach, even before we got access to the Martha Graham dancers. And the idea came from scenes in Jean-Luc Godard’s film Pierrot Le Fou.

What were your aims for this piece – to focus on the clothes or provoke a feeling…? The aim with all good films is to provoke a feeling. If there is no feeling in the piece then no one will watch it and be interested in the clothes. 

Film: Will Davidson
Styling: Karen Langley
Original Score: Daniel Lea
Text: Lucia Davies
Models: Lloyd Knight, Heather McGinley and Blakeley White-Mcguire from The Martha Graham Dance Company
Hair: Shin for Redken at Frank Reps
Make-up: Sil Brunisma at Streeters



L'Enfant-Roi, ballet de Maurice Béjart

L'Enfant-Roi, ballet de Maurice Béjart

Chorégraphie: Maurice Béjart
Musiques: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hugues Le Bars
Décors: Thierry Bosquet
Costumes: costumes prêtés par la Comédie-Française, Atelier Versace, Anna De Giorgi
Lumières: Clément Clayrol
Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Opéra Royal de Versailles, 8 juin 2000
Le narrateur : Gil Roman
Enfant-Roi : Charles Ferreux ou Jonathan Howald ou Vivien Hochstätter
Et : Baptiste Gahon, Illia Chkolnik, Roberto Forleo, Adrien Mastrosimone, Anna Broquet, Vito Luciani, Michael Pomero, Juichi Kobayashi, Thierry Deballe, Aurélien Kairo, Christine Blanc, Igor Piovano, Sthan Kabar Louet, Julien Favreau, Olivier Van Praag, Alberto Pineda, Damaas Thijs, Roberto Forleo, Roger Cunningham, Allan Falieri, Chistophe Garcia, Pasquale Alberico, Elisabet Ros, Catherine Zuaznabar, Emma Sandall, Valérie Renault, Karline Marion, Elefthéria Komi, Domenico Levrè, Kathryn Bradney, Céline Chazot, Emilie Delbée

Modèle du chef d’œuvre en perpétuelle mutation. Palais modifié, agrandi, embelli, démoli, reconstruit, transformé, restauré…

Pendant deux siècles (le XVIIe et XVIIIe) cette demeure d’une étrange vitalité, semblable aux barrières de corail, vivantes et minérales, n’a cessé de s’agrandir et de se développer. Œuvre de trois rois. N’est-il pas curieux de constater qu’ils furent tous les trois des enfants-rois.

Louis XIII
Roi à onze ans, amoureux du site, il construit les deux premières versions du château.

Louis XIV
Roi à cinq ans, il fit des transformations successives et du petit château de son père le palais lumineux de la France.

Louis XV
Il fut aussi roi à cinq ans. Né au château, il le transforme à son tour et l’Opéra où nous allons jouer est l’œuvre du roi et de son architecte Gabriel.

Curieusement aux dates de Louis XVI, à un an près, un autre enfant.

Le XIXe siècle ne comprit pas Versailles et on lui doit certains aménagements catastrophiques. Il faut attendre le XXe siècle pour retrouver l’amour et l’intelligence des restaurations qui rendent à la France son palais et sa lumière.

Jeunesse et dynamisme. L’homme et l’eau. L’enfant et le soleil. La femme et le jardin.

Où les rois ont marqué leur époque et transcendé celui-ci dans une enfance vertigineuse faite de musique, de théâtre, de bosquets, de gondoles, et où brillent partout la vitalité et l’intelligence.

Les rois sont morts, Vive le roi!
Essayons de faire, en hommage à ce château, une œuvre dynamique et lumineuse
où le sourire de l’enfance pulvérise les faux-semblants. Maurice Béjart


Curtain Up (Haramat Masach in Hebrew)

Founded in 1989, Curtain Up (Haramat Masach in Hebrew) has become a centerpiece of Israel’s contemporary dance calendar.  In many ways, the core of this yearly platform has remained the same over the decades: up-and-coming choreographers who operate outside of the country’s major companies receive financial and artistic support to present new works on a series of mixed bills in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Yet in its most recent editions, Curtain Up has added another layer: cultivating artistic directors who are themselves choreographers.  Last year, four alumni of the festival – Tamar Borer, Sahar Azimi, Ronit Ziv, and Renana Raz – were each charged with curating an evening.  This year, Borer, Azimi, and Ziv are returning as artistic directors, applying the lessons they learned in 2010 to Curtain Up 2011, which runs from November 3-12.

Curtain Up’s three programs will each be performed twice at the Suzanne Dellal Centre and once at the Jerusalem Theatre.  In cooperation with the Choreographers Association and Tarbut L’Yisrael, the works created for Curtain Up will also be performed in Israel’s northern and southern regions, enabling these younger choreographers to gain further exposure.

Artistic Director: Sahar Azimi
Choreographers: Doron Raz, Roy Assaf, Gili Navot, Noa Zuk

Video Valentia by Doron Raz