En Pointe

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Being the epitome of elegance and grace, ballerinas have been the inspiration behind many timeless trends. Fortunately there are numerous ways to copy the look without appearing as though you are waiting in the wings. The tulle skirt has seen a rise in popularity ever since Carrie Bradshaw roamed the congested streets of New York in the opening credits of “Sex and the City.” These modern tutus aren’t those you’d find in a child’s dress-up bin, but are work-appropriate, often cut past the knee, and are available in various blush tones. Known for his romantic aesthetic (and big skirts), Christian Dior’s fall runways featured a handful of ballet-inspired trends, from these tulle skirts in a multitude of colors, to imitation point shoes, to wrap sweaters.

Designers, from the classic Repetto, to Alice + Olivia, have re-imagined the ballet slipper for everyday use. Repetto has been perfecting the shoe for over sixty-five years, ever since Rose Repetto assembled a pair for her son, dancer Roland Petit. Word spread quickly amongst dancers, bolstering the popularity of the brand, and allowing for the opening of the flagship location at 22 Rue de la Paix. Recently, Chloe and Dior have gone further in the trend, imitating the point shoes.

An effortless method to take on the trend is through the tried and true bun. The hair style is appropriate for both casual and elegant occasions, with modern buns incorporating braids, asymmetry, and particularly embracing messy, such as at Michael Kors, where the perfect braids went askew with a few loose strands.

A vision in cobalt. Model Magdalena Frackowiak sashays down the runway in one of Dior's ballerina-inspired gowns.

A vision in cobalt. Model Magdalena Frackowiak sashays down the runway in one of Dior’s ballerina-inspired gowns.

Buns at Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Jason Wu.

Buns at Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Jason Wu.

Taming flyaways at Diane Von Furstenberg.

Taming flyaways at Diane Von Furstenberg.

Chloe Square Toe Ballerina Flats and Repetto patent leather flats.

Chloe Square Toe Ballerina Flats and Repetto patent leather flats.

High-heeled pointe shoes at Christian Dior.

High-heeled pointe shoes at Christian Dior.

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