Misty Copeland Net-A-Porter July 2013 – 02

Ballerina Misty Copeland Talks Defying the Odds in Net-A-Porter’s The Edit

Misty Copeland wearing sweater by The Row and skirt by Sophia Kokosalaki for Net-A-Porter The Edit photographed by Trent McGinn

Misty Copeland wearing sweater by The Row and skirt by Sophia Kokosalaki for Net-A-Porter The Edit photographed by Trent McGinn

Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre‘s first African-American female soloist in more than two decades graces Net-A-Porter’s The Edit, where she speaks on defying the odds and challenging stereotypes.

“My goal is to set a POSITIVE example to MINORITY dancers; to make it EASIER for them in YEARS to come…”

Photographed by Trent McGinn, the ballet beauty is adorned in pieces by The Row, Sophia Kokosalaki, Marchesa, Michael Kors, Maison Martin Margiela and Jennifer Meyer. Enjoy more photos from the shoot below.

Misty Copeland wearing dress by Marchesa for Net-A-Porter The Edit photographed by Trent McGinn

Misty Copeland wearing dress by Marchesa for Net-A-Porter The Edit photographed by Trent McGinn

Misty Copeland wearing Body by Michael Kors, belt (with detachable chiffon) by Maison Martin Margiela and rings by Jennifer Meye for Net-A-Porter The Edit photographed by Trent McGinn

Misty Copeland wearing body by Michael Kors, belt (with detachable chiffon) by Maison Martin Margiela and rings by Jennifer Meye for Net-A-Porter The Edit photographed by Trent McGinn