…back in 2003 when acturess Lara Flynn Boyle wore it.
But some looks are simply timeless, and so I’m moved to share it with you:
Why, oh why, oh why, do so many beautiful women celebrities (or celebrity-seekers) try so very hard to look different that they only succeed in making themselves look silly?
Here’s the inspiration, though:
Degas’ sculpture of a young dancer impressed me mightily the first time I saw it, many many years ago, as do all his dancers. Ballet dancers are common subjects for artists, but it’s also common for the painter or sculptor to get the poses and attitudes wrong. Degas always got it exactly right.
This is how dancers still stand when in repose. The curve of the young girl’s leg is somewhat hyperextended in just the way dance training encourages, and her left ankle is “rolling in” slightly in the way young dancers often relax. In art history class in college I was told what an amazingly accurate observer Degas was; this was in connection with his horse racing paintings where he was able to see (aided by photography) that there is an instant in which all four of the horse’s legs are off the ground. But to me, his observations of dancers are even more astounding. No other artist has even come close.