Monday, July 8, 2013

CR Fashion Book Film

After shooting our editorial for CR Fashion Book, which you can read about here, Carine Roitfeld and Troy discussed how beautifully the shots turned out, but more so, how stunning it would be to capture our movement on film in beautiful clothes. Carine decided that they would produce a film for and profile BalletCollective.

The film is a behind the scenes look into ballet and Troy's choreography. It was filmed in a style that captures a dancer's day from start to finish, but in a fantastical way, showcasing Troy's work.

Filming took place in an old dance studio. The four dancers begin in ordinary practice clothes, ballet hair and makeup, with stretching and a ballet barre warmup. The women break in their pointe shoes as the men limber up. After a short rehearsal, the dancers were glammed up and dressed in couture attire. Troy, working closely with Director Paul Maffi, came up with signature steps of BalletCollective's works for the dancers to perform. Paul filmed it all.

Many wardrobe and makeup changes later, the shots were captured. The shoot was a wrap!

The film is a creative collaboration between dancers, artists, fashion stylists, choreographer, and photographer: a great representation of BalletCollective's mission. Working closely with Paul and CR's team was another great experience!


  1. What a cool transition from warm-up to show in one video. What a great concept.