The endless love affair between dance and fashion will never get old. Especially when photographic geniuses like Annie Leibovitz compose moments like this one:

Leibovitz's photographs for Vogue are usually whimsical, romantic and downright inspired. In these, she's succeeded again, capturing the magic of the Palais Garnier—home of the Paris Opera Ballet.

Hamish Bowles wrote the magazine's cover story to commemorate Benjamin Millepied's much-anticipated assumption of artistic directorship at POB. The high-society world is all a-buzz with the prospect of someone like Millepied—young, handsome, with Hollywood connections—taking over such an historical institution. Dancers, of course, are more concerned with who he'll hire and fire in the company, and whether L.A. Dance Project will suffer from his commitment to POB.

Millepied's real debut won't be until 2015-2016, when the season will include seven world premieres. In the meantime, enjoy these stunning images of model Natalia Vodianova, Millepied and dancers of the POB. For the full spread, click here

Benjamin Millepied, Natalia Vodianova and POB étoiles (photo by Annie Leibovitz via Vogue)

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