Plasticity, grace, devotion—so much can be taken from the art of movement and gifted onto the everyday. Photographer Tyler Mitchell and fashion editor Ronald Burton III studied these concepts this season through a select group of professional dancers. Inspired by the contortions of each body, they used the newly-formed canvases to stage Document‘s 2016 holiday gift guide, featuring the likes of Balenciaga, J.W. Anderson, Y-3, and more.
Photographer Tyler Mitchell. Fashion Editor Ronald Burton III. Grooming Dana Boyer using Chanel. Fashion Assistant Shawn Lakin. Video Owen Smith-Clark. Talent Aqura Lacey, Ashley Mayeaux of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Gentry George, Lamar Baylor of The Lion King on Broadway, and Addison Ector of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Special thanks to all dancers who lent their talent and energy to this shoot.