Ballerinas are graceful and artful creatures on stage, and Diana Vishneva, prima ballerina with the Mariinsky Ballet, brings this elegance to the pages of Russian Vogue.
The majestic Diana Vishneva editorial of September 2011 was shot by superstar photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Vishneva's ballet career took off at age 17 when she tried out and won the gold medal of the world's most prestigious ballet competition in Lausanne. Since then, through numerous award-winning performances, she arrived to the top of the ballet world.
In Patrick Demarchelier's editorial, Diana Vishneva gives new life, power and beauty to the featured Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Vika Gazinskaya, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy and Jason Wu creations. She strikes the most powerful and stylish prima-ballerina poses for the camera proving that a classical dancer can easily outdo any modern supermodel when it comes to fashion.