Ballerina Fashion’s Modern Muse

Founder and CEO of MarieBelle Chocolates, Maribel Lieberman, has one of her beautiful Maggie Norris designed gowns, exhibited at The Museum of FIT during the opening of Ballerina Fashion’s Modern Muse. The special exhibits gallery is on display from February 11 to April 18, 2020.

Many of the couture objects in Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse were designed and made in Paris. The exhibition also presents the idea of the ballerina as a “woman of style.” Over one dozen ensembles by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Halston and worn by stars such as Margot Fonteyn, Alicia Markova, Maria Tallchief, Virginia Johnson, along with Maribel Lieberman’s gown, illustrate the important role fashion played in the ballerina’s career.

While the exhibition presents the international impact of ballet on fashion, it also addresses the lack of diversity in both creative fields. In order to expand knowledge about pioneering ballerinas who broke barriers, MFIT will present a special public program on the topic.

The exhibition is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated book, published by Vendome Press. In addition to the main essays written by Patricia Mears, deputy director of MFIT, the publication also includes contributions by leading dance and fashion specialists. They include dance critic and author Laura Jacobs, dance curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum Jane Pritchard, dance critic and fashion writer Joel Lobenthal, and manager and fashion curator of the Fashion Museum Bath Rosemary Harden.

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