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Clever Couture: Erdem from catwalk to high street

Niamh O'Rourke

Published 25/02/2011 | 05:00

Red lace dress, €149 at Marks &
Spencer; Leopard print heels, €69, and red suede
sandals, €113, at Topshop.com
Red lace dress, €149 at Marks & Spencer; Leopard print heels, €69, and red suede sandals, €113, at Topshop.com

Fashion loves to link arms with culture every now and then and, thanks to Natalie Portman in Black Swan, ballet has never been cooler.

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Chiffon skirts that finished just below the knee floated down the catwalk at Chloe while Erdem used Russian ballet costumes as the key inspiration for Spring /Summer.

The elegant silhouette of a fitted waist and full skirt was a dominant shape for the collection.

Michelle Williams wore this red lace Erdem at the premiere of Blue Valentine in London after she had lengthened ever so slightly to make it more wearable for her shape. The lovely people at M&S have considerately done it for you in their high-street lookalike. Williams cleverly coupled it with leopard print heels. Normally, this combo would scream harlot but the demure cut and covered arms of the dress make it the perfect compadre for a racy little heel.

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