Patricia Mears is deputy director of The Museum at FIT. Laura Jacobs is a dance critic, fashion writer, and novelist. Jane Pritchard is curator of Dance, Theatre and Performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London. Rosemary Harden is manager of the Fashion Museum in Bath, England. Joel Lobenthal is a dance critic. Hamish Bowles is the international editor at large for Vogue.
The close relationship between ballet and fashion might today seem like a foregone conclusion, but this wasn't always the case. In Ballerina, Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at FIT, examines how the figure of the ballerina came to be a prominent influence on design. --Dance Magazine