Janie Taylor for Chloé

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New York City Ballet principal Janie Taylor road tests Chloé’s dance-inspired spring/summer 2011 collection with choreographer and corps de ballet member Justin Peck in today’s short by director Bon Duke. Set to Philip Glass’s “String Quartet No. 3, 'Mishima': IV. 1962: Body Building," the impassioned routine was conceived by Peck in a bid to capture the multidimensional aspects of the performance on camera. “You always see ballet from the front,” he says. “Here was an opportunity to show it from the side, from the back, from every angle, and create a really unique viewing experience.” Staged at NYCB’s studio at Lincoln Center as part of a fashion shoot for Canada’s The Block Magazine, the film was styled by creative director James Worthington DeMolet, who was adamant about securing Taylor for the project. “I did some serious research because I wanted to work with one of the best dancers in America. I became obsessed with Janie,” he says. Taylor, now 30, has established herself as one of ballet's premier leading ladies in her 14 years with NYCB. Currently she is in rehearsals for the upcoming spring season, beginning in May, though she doesn’t yet know what parts she’ll be dancing. “They like to keep us on our toes,” she says.

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  • zendaze
    To paraphrase Sarah310...this piece is one of the many reasons I have come to love nowness.com.
  • Sarah310
    This video is why I love nowness.com
  • Mozartmike
    Ah we are back to Ballet,and not that garbage that was shown the other day. These two have a wonderful and sensuous affinity for each other.T true pleasure watching them.
  • guillermo castellanos
    I love the way the play with the speeds!!!
  • Oceane
    • Posted By Oceane
    • January 31, 2012 at 8:16AM
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  • Kitok
    I can't say enough about this short film, except that I have already watched it several times. Simply beautiful!
    • Posted By Kitok
    • November 30, 2011 at 9:05AM
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  • so_love_fashion
    This is soooooo beautiful!!!
  • Ferrofluid
    It's totally absolute brilliant. I can't take my mind and eyes on it. Watching again & again.
    • Posted By Ferrofluid
    • November 04, 2011 at 3:56AM
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  • como una aparición
    Is exquisite, absolutely beautiful
  • Victoria de Lamberti
    So exquisite!!!
  • cynthian
    this is so beautiful, I want to see more
    • Posted By cynthian
    • May 15, 2011 at 10:30PM
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  • Farooq
    Lovely dear.
    • Posted By Farooq
    • May 06, 2011 at 3:04AM
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  • Yiba Jaba
    Phillip Glass's music from "Mishima" seems to be a good fit for the Ballet moves. I based my blog entry "Warlike instinct and ballerina" after seeing this video, thanks :) <a href="http://bit.ly/ftGqag" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/ftGqag</a>
    • Posted By Yiba Jaba
    • April 17, 2011 at 3:05AM
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  • Kildaren
    This is so exquisite, what genius of Chloe to show their beautiful fashion this way. I would like to push the "love" button a hundred times or more.
    • Posted By Kildaren
    • April 16, 2011 at 1:29PM
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