Sarasota Ballet Dancers Show Off This Season's Hottest Gala Fashion

Sarasota Ballet dancers take black-tie dressing to dazzling new heights.

By Sarasota Magazine September 1, 2015 Published in the September 2015 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Photography by Matthew Holler


Sarasota Ballet dancers, fresh off their recent debut performances at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts, are ready to move into their 25th anniversary season in style, whether in these fashions or costumes appropriate to works by Balanchine, Ashton or the company’s own resident choreographer, Ricardo Graziano. The nonprofit company’s season begins Oct. 23-25 and continues through April. To learn more:


At top, Hugo Boss jacket, $695, Canali shirt, $335, Canali leather belt, $260, all from The Met Fashion House; H&M men’s trousers, $34.95, and H&M shoes, $29.99.


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Monique Lhuillier dress, $5,495, Saks Fifth Avenue; 18K white gold tanzanite slice earrings with 2.05ctw. diamonds, $9,980, McCarver & Moser.


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Haute Hippie Fringe Flapper dress, $795, The Met Fashion House; baroque freshwater pearl necklace in 14K white gold, $3,100, South Sea pearl necklace in 14K white gold, $5,575, earrings, 18K white gold with freshwater pearl and 0.54ctw. diamonds, $3,150, all from McCarver & Moser.


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Zang Toi couture silk gown with appliquéd French leather cap sleeves and 25th anniversary silver orchid buttons, $18,000 from Saks Fifth Avenue; earrings, $58, from L. Boutique.


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Haute Hippie dress with ostrich feathers, $895, The Met Fashion House; chandelier earrings, $88, L. Boutique; Canali denim, $340, Etro studded leather belt, $530, both from The Met Fashion House; H&M T-shirt, $9.99, H&M fedora, $12.99; Forever 21 men’s sneakers, $17.90.


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Monique Lhuillier dress, $7,495, from Saks Fifth Avenue, black and violet crystal earrings, $225, June Simmons, Inside the Met.


Stylist: Jackie Rogers.  Hair: Frederique McCrary.  Make-up: Katie Saunders.  Photographer Assistant: Eduardo Correa.  Ballet Dancers: Ellen Overstreet, Danielle Brown, Ricky Rhodes.


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