To say fashion draws inspiration from dance is an understatement. Movies may
excite, music can captivate, but the power of dance is almost visceral. Photographers,
designers and editors have long looked to the work of Legnani or Nureyev when in
search of inspiration and today’s stars from Benjamin Millepied to Misty Copeland
wield influence from the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris.
Though they seem dissimilar on the surface the worlds of dance and modeling are
often intertwined. Both disciplines require an understanding of movement, grace and
the power of the body to transcend its limitations. Many of the greatest models began
their careers in dance and their formative experiences have influenced their entire
careers – would Naomi Campbell or Karlie Kloss be as dynamic on the runway
without their ballet training?
Photographers Alex & Iggy capture two rising stars whose careers encapsulate the
union of fashion and dance for this special Models.com editorial. Classically trained
catwalkers Gillian Deery and James Lasky represent the best of both worlds – skilled
dancers who have translated their talents into careers in front of the camera. Their
exquisite poses showcase the beauty of dance in all its serene power.
Photographers : ALEX & IGGY
Stylist: Ise White
Hair: Pamela Baumgartner
Makeup: Legend Rivera / Artists @ Wilhelmina
Studio: Artists Studio NYC
Janelle Okwodu / Fashion Editor __Kegan Webb / Producer MODELS __Gillian Deery /
Marilyn Agency NY __James Lasky / Click NY Gillian interview by Janelle
Okwodu __James interview by Jonathan Shia