Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse is a revelatory, irresistible treat for dance aficionados and fashionistas alike. Written by fashion and ballet experts, the 288-page hardcover collectors book examines how the figure of the ballerina came to be a prominent influence on fashion design. Featuring iconic couturiers such as Balmain, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent designed ballet-inspired dresses and gowns, the book is also illustrated with archival photography by such masters as Richard Avedon, Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, and Cecil Beaton, along with newly commissioned photography of contemporary ballerinas wearing ballet-influenced couture. Another magnificent collection, The Style Of Movement: Fashion and Dance
, is a beautiful visual masterpiece focussed on the relationship between style, fashion, and dance as its subject.