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While it’s said that ballet originated as a form of dance in the 15th century, it has long been seen as more than just performance art - ballet’s stylistic elements have gone on to contribute to societal trends in both fashion and beauty. After Audrey Hepburn slipped on her shoes for the classic film Funny Face, we became hooked on the heelless ballet flat. Iconic polish empire, Essie, has made their perfect shade of “ballet slipper” pink near legendary, and the “ballerina bun” tutorial may be more common in the blogosphere than it is in the studio. Whether you’re grabbing inspiration from tulle, wrap sweaters or the genre’s soft color palette, ballet continues to influence our self-expression. This collection illustrates how far ballet has come in popular culture and the impact it has on our personal style.