Her bun was flawless, her dress was made of silk, she leans against a barre with that gorgeous doll eyes adored by many; Kendall Jenner attempted to become a ballerina for a day - and failed miserably.
Kendall Jenner recently had a shoot with Vogue Espana with a ballet theme. However, her footwork and form has caught the attention of many, specifically angry classically-trained ballerinas.
One of the photos that specifically sparked up most of the controversy depicted Kendall leaning against a barre wearing a pointe shoe. The shoes do not have silky ribbons normally lacing up around a ballerina's ankles for support. The center was all not neatly tucked into the shoe-this, according to ballet dancers, are basic style lessons learned during the early parts of their training. The pointe shoes weren't broken before the shoot, therefore revealing no arch when the 20-year-old model tries to stand on it with her toes.
"I had to grow up pretty fast, but I love being a kid," says Kendall in the clip, while trying to float in the area with her unpointed feet.
Dance Spirit magazine calls the video "facepalm-y" and added, "to our eyes, the whole thing reads as pretty disrespectful to the artists who devote their lives to this demanding craft."
Vogue has showed models like Gisele Bundchen and Caroline Trentini "doing ballet" in the past- hence this is not the first time. Apparently, Kendall Jenner posed with the poise of a model and not a ballerina - and many weren't happy.
While many are enraged, some people however came to the defense of the model justifying the issue. Ballet West first soloist Allison DeBona said, "She's a beautiful young girl who's job is to do what she's asked to do." True enough, Kendall was paid to put on dance-inspired outfits and play pretend and not to dance.
Kendall Jenner has not given any statement about the issue so far.