I’m not especially a ballet connoisseur, but I do love the 1948 film “The Red Shoes”. It’s the story of Victoria Page, played by flame-haired Moira Shearer, who dreams of being a world famous ballerina and gets her chance at fame when the opportunity to dance “The Red Shoes” ballet is offered her. “The Red Shoes” is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and is the story of a young girl who puts on the red ballet shoes and dances herself to death. What a way to go. Check out this movie if you’ve never seen it. I believe the cinematography and color are the most beautiful I have ever seen.
The scene here shows Vicky on her way to meet Lermontov, the great conductor/Svengali who plays cat and mouse with her and her career. The scene is really just a showcase for the French designer Jacques Fath to have Moira in a fashion show, but what a Rustic Chic fashion show it is! (Crown optional.)
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