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The timeless Ballerine
FROM THE ORIGINS TO THE PRESENT: THE MYTH OF TIMELESS BALLERINE SHOES
Ballerina shoes, known and appreciated by the world of women, seek the shoes worn by ballet dancers, and this is known to all, but what probably many ignore is their origin, distant in time, going back to play creatively of a French dancer of the early eighteenth century, by the name of Marie Camargo. The early eighteenth century the dance was still a privilege of the European sumptuous courts, dominated by all-male dancers employing costumes very heavy and wore wigs and masks. A series of innovations occurring during that century, led to a modernization process from which sprang the ballet as we know it today.
The protagonist and undisputed symbol of this revolution of the women was Marie Camargo, the French dancer who introduced systematically the concept of "leap" in their performances and was also the first to perform the entrechat quatre and cabriole, jump in which interweave quickly twice legs in the air before landing.
But in order to do that Marie needed more freedom of movement, so she decided to use lighter clothing, shortening their skirts above the ankle but especially ... remove the heel to his dancing shoes. The year was 1726, and he immediately Camargo school, so much so that his technique was quickly copied and adopted at the courts of kings, but also its choices of costumes began to dictate trend.
The dance shoes that we know today were born symbolically from that episode, with the elimination of the heel from the dancing shoes.
The centuries pass, and in Europe, in 1947, in a small workshop near the Paris Opera, Rose Repetto, with the aim of satisfying the demands of his son Roland Petit, dancer and choreographer, creates a new model of shoe, a set resistance, flexibility and comfort.
But 1956 is the year in which the dancers shoes come out officially from the world of dance and begin to spread among many ordinary girls, in the swinging 60s.
The credit is in the first instance of divine Brigitte Bardot, already excellent classical dancer, Rose Repetto expresses the desire to be able to wear everyday comfortable ballet flats as his midfielders.
Madame Repetto creates the first model "Cendrillon" that Brigitte will wear in that year in the movie "And God Created Woman".
If Brigitte Bardot had the merit of having contributed to the birth of the dancers, two other famous style icons were exceptional testimonial of these shoes: Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.
The star of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Sabrina was a real weakness for these shoes, so as to make them the protagonists in the film Roman Holiday and Funny Face.
Not least was Jacqueline Kennedy, who loved the dancers so much as to require a new pair every month, to their own personal designer.
Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, three extraordinary women shared a class, elegance and a universal and timeless style, that have managed to transfer these items to the charm of their beloved shoes and still recall the their myth.
In our time the ballerina are shoes adored by millions of women around the world, are unique shoes for history and identity, often scorned by men that are just sensual, but loved by women for their unique features: are comfortable and wear with everything, shoes are young, female, always fashionable, stylish and sexy on occasion, but most are shoes that best represent the identity, independence and security of the wearer.
Posted in Fashion by: Team Galieti
Tuesday, 8 March 2016 06:40:00 Europe/Rome