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The new classics: past inspired, fashion forward styles.

Need fashion inspiration? Try a rewind. We searched through past issues of Dance Magazine for examples of classic styles. With a few subtle updates we've transformed eight vintage looks into modern masterpieces. White, black, and pink are the cornerstones of color in dance fashion for a reason--they're timeless. But don't mistake them for boring. Pair a versatile piece with a trendy accessory for a fresh but chic outfit. You'll never go wrong with a classic look. So get ready to go retro.

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INSPIRATION:

Natalia Makarova rehearsing Giselle (1972).

CLASSIC LOOK:

Black V-neck leotard and rehearsal tutu.

TO UPDATE:

Choose a leotard with a plunging backline and opt for a tutu made of soft tulle and chiffon.

INSPIRATION:

Leslie Browne in Turning Point (1977).

Gelsey Kirkland rehearsing Coppelia (1976).

CLASSIC LOOK:

Simple wrap sweater and plain pink skirt.

TO UPDATE:

Try a leotard with velvet accents or two-toned skirt.

INSPIRATION:

Martha Graham dancer Mary Hinkson (1961).

CLASSIC LOOK:

A scoop neck leotard and form-fitting long skirt.

TO UPDATE:

Partner a pinch leotard with a shorter, free-flowing skirt.

INSPIRATION:

Veronika Mlakar of the Chicago Opera Ballet (1959).

CLASSIC LOOK:

White leotard and alignment belt.

TO UPDATE:

A hot pink belt Contrasts with the white leotard and adds flair.

INSPIRATION:

A Luigi dancer in jazz class (1964).

CLASSIC LOOK:

Mock turtleneck with simple belt and white sneakers.

TO UPDATE:

Throw a sequin belt over a shiny keyhole leotard and pair with a heeled jazz shoe.

INSPIRATION:

John Kriza and Iona McKenzie rehearsing at a choreographer's workshop (1949).

CLASSIC LOOK:

White T-shirt and briefs over fishnets.

TO UPDATE:

Keep the fishnets but pair a sporty tank with boy shorts.

INSPIRATION:

Broadway dancer Lee Becker (1957).

CLASSIC LOOK:

A basic black camisole and wide-legged pants.

TO UPDATE:

Try a camisole with interesting back detail, cropped gaucho pants, and a headband.

Modeled by DEVON TEUSCHER, CHRISTINE SHEVCHENKO, and MARY MILLS THOMAS of American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company.

Photography by ERIN BAIANO

Hair & Makeup by DAVID TIBOLLA Photography by ERIN BAIANO

Hair & Makeup by DAVID TIBOLLA
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Date:Sep 1, 2007
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