I can never imagine myself having the balance and poise like that of ballet dancers, and the Black Swan did bring around some interest in the dance form all over again. However, Natalie Portman and their friends’ one effort may not be enough to save the dance form. This is where designer brands and star power can help. Christian Louboutin is out with a towering pair of eight-inch stilettos. Inspired by ballet shoes, it sports red-soles and Swarovski-encrusted heels and will be put under the hammer to raise over £50,000 ($80,530) for the English National Ballet (ENB).
Other designers who have donated their wares for the Summer Party Silent Auction include Erdem, Giles Deacon, Moschino, Roksanda Ilincic, and Julien Macdonald. The ENB was founded in 1950 by Dame Alicia Markova and Sir Anton Dolin and offers employment to 65 dancers and a symphony orchestra.