New exhibit in NYC examines ballet's lasting influence on fashion

This photo provided by The Museum at FIT shows the “Dying Swan” tutu, head piece, and pointe shoes worn by iconic Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, that are part of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.   The exhibit features 90 items, including ballet costumes, high fashion and athletic wear, or what we call today “athleisure.”  (Eileen Costa/The Museum at FIT via AP)

A crowning jewel of the new exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology is a feathered white tutu

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