Dutch National Ballet

The most recent TED Conference, in Vancouver, Canada, recently came to a close. But the TED (technology, entertainment, design) organization—whose conferences feature all kinds of innovative presentations—isn't done sharing, as its slogan states, "ideas worth spreading."

Viktor & Rolf presented its spring Spring/Summer 2014 collection last week, and the show featured a symphony of fluid confections. Nearly every piece looked like it might be right at home in a ballet studio—even more so because all were modeled by corps dancers from Dutch National Ballet, who bourréed down the runway en pointe. "We literally wanted to elevate the whole collection," designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren told Vogue. The duo is also slated to create costumes for a new work by Jorma Elo, which Dutch National Ballet will premiere in April.

Published November 23, 2009
Dresden SemperOper Ballett principal dancer Yumiko Takeshima knows a thing or two about time management. When she’s not rehearsing, she’s designing for Yumiko, her trendy dancewear line. “I never have a holiday!” she says. “But I don’t feel like it’s a job—I really enjoy it.” Her d…more »