Yep, Fashion-land has struck again. The last time I was aware of an atrocity like this was when Free People posted their bogus ballet video, trying to tout their extremely expensive pretend ballet clothes.
I read some of the comments below the actual video, which was posted by some fan-TV show site. Comments ran from “Kendall Jenner is my favorite ballerina!” to “I think that lady (from the Joffrey Ballet School in New York) was on Dance Moms.” Goes to show you the depth of understanding of what ballet actually is.
Not that anyone reading this blog is going to benefit from this, but I’ll state the obvious: pointe shoes are not toys. They are potentially dangerous. It takes 2-3 years of intense training to be able to use them properly. You do not just put them on and pretend to be a ballerina. It’s a little like putting a football helmet on a male model and calling him a quarterback (although that would be quite a bit safer for the model).
As the lady from the Joffrey school said, pointe shoes are a badge of honor and a tool of the trade. They are not a fashion item. This photo shoot was a Bad.Idea. Don’t let it happen again.
P.S. I’m not even sure what Kendall Jenner is supposed to be.