Curator Socks

The Star Socks


Artist: Edgar Degas 

Created: 1878

Dimensions (cm): 44 x 60 

Format: Pastel on canvas

Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris 

In The Star, Degas captures the pure unadulterated joy of a primary ballerina dancing a solo turn on an empty stage. She is on pointe, balancing gracefully on one leg and maintaining a majestic pose perhaps having the moment of her life.
This represents Dega’s lifelong fascination with dancers, which he continuously captured through his career. Specifically in this painting, the severe downward angle suggests the viewpoint is from one of higher boxes and Degas uses color and light contrasts to create the fantastic reality of the Ballet. As critics said, 'After having seen these pastels, you will never have to go to the Opera again'. 

80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane.
Made in Portugal using 200 needles, the most advanced craftsmanship, to produce some of the finest seamless socks on the market.

Wash inside out (40ºC/100ºF max). Do not tumble dry, iron. 

For man:
- Large: L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (8-12)
- Medium: M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (4½-7½)

For woman:
- Large:  L: 41-46 UK (7½-11½) US (10-12½)
- Medium:  M: 36-40 UK (4-7) US (6-9½)