The 32-year-old Russian model was joined in the portfolio by choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who is the director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, where the photo shoot took place.
“I always loved and adored the ballet,” Natalia shared with the mag. “It’s the beauty, the finesse of the dancers, and the choreography—and the challenge of it… I felt like a princess or a character in some sort of fairy tale. It was an absolute dream.”
Benjamin, who choreographed the movie Black Swan and is now married to Natalie Portman, chatted with the mag about working at the venue.
“It’s not a conservative audience at all,” Benjamin said, adding that his predecessor “has done such challenging programs here, and the audience is open to it. It’s Paris, so artistically I can do whatever I want. I can take risks!”
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