|Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2007, Jean-Paul Gaultier Retro|
Tutus in Fashion - Feminine is in
We knew something was up when we saw an increase in orders from clients who wanted a tutu— NOT FOR DANCING— but for FASHION!
Many pointed to Sara Jessica Parker as the reason behind their sudden urge for ballet inspired attire.
On the Red Carpet
Perhaps Hollywood is part of the reason behind this latest trend.
Nia Long and Lindsey Lohan have been spotted in the same Jill Stuart dress with a white sweetheart bodice and short black romantic tulle skirt mimicking a tutu so well it could be worn as a costume. Juicy Couture recently displayed our tutus in their Manhattan store and we are now selling those same Juicy inspired tutus on our website.
On the Catwalk
Possibly more surprising, is the reoccurring theme of tutus in fashion and haute couture. The ballet phenomenon has been showing up in the most prominent fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, O, Allure and Lucky.
When Lucky asked Michael Kors what he thought the best trend for the upcoming season was, he answered, “Dance inspired clothes.” Elle and The New York Times have had articles theorizing the current revival.
The New York Times says it well: “When there is confusion in government and blood in the streets, what is the relevance of a girl in a tutu? Perhaps it is her ability to stand above the fray— ultra-feminine, yet supremely athletic. In a world of disorder, she cleaves to the rigorous rules of dance. She holds the spotlight and reflects it back into our wearied eyes.(The Jeté Set, Mary Tannen, April 15, 2007)
Sightings of tutus dashing down the runway have run the gamut of styles from Rock and Roll (Gaultier)— to Avant-garde (Commes De Garcons, Chanel)— to the most popular theatrical glamour (Dior, Marchesa, Jill Stuart, Rami Kashou).
John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior all draw repeatedly from one of their favorite muses— the Ballet Russes.
Find the Latest Styles at Class Act Tutu
Check out our various styles and options so you can, as Vogue described the latest Gaultier show, let your “frothed tulle bob along in a perpetual state of nowness”.
Stay tuned for our next article- "How to Turn Your Tutu into a Fashion Statement”
Class Act Tutu offers tutus, dancewear, accessories and embellishments. We strive to offer professional quality ballet tutus and costumes with your needs in mind and offer a variety of options. Class Act also has the supplies for those who want to make your own tutu or decorate a basic design yourself. Contact us today at 800-820-1667 to order your tutu online, whether for dancing or fashion fun, or to find out about our volume discounts.