"I would say, 'Wow, what is that going to look like with pointe shoes?' And he would say, 'It will look fantastic.'"
- Peter Martins, New York City Ballet's Ballet Master-in-Chief, on Valentino, a personal friend of 30 years
p.s. after i wrote this post, i realized it sounded strange or uncaring to say I envy NYC in the midst of the east coast's recovery from Sandy. please know I meant nothing of the sort. my heart goes out to all who have suffered loss; best wishes to you all xo.
*images via ny mag, vanity fair, and valentino's facebook albums