Ballet dancer stars in fashion film

BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Last updated 05:00 03/09/2012

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In a world where art mimics life and fashion mimics art, it's not uncommon for inspirations to come from sources outside of the world of fashion.

Mary-Ellen Prendergast of Kiwi label Shen was drawn to a performance of the Royal new Zealand Ballet's Sleeping Beauty as inspiration for her latest spring collection.

It was only fitting then that the collection was modelled by a ballet dancer - the sylphlike 23 year-old RNZB member Katherine Grange, whose stunning dance performance has been made into a short film Naive Romance, shot by Stephen Tilley and with music by Bic Runga.

"Her [Katherine's] grace made her ideal for the film and her beauty and femininity meant she was a perfect fit for the brand," said Shen's Mary-Ellen.

You can’t see the short film until it’s released next week, but you can whet your appetite on the gorgeous stills and the behind-the-scenes documentary of the shoot.

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