Fashion Designers at the Opera


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Helena Matheopoulos


Fashion and opera are natural arenas for collaboration. The most theatrical of arts has inspired the most visionary fashion designers; Viktor & Rolf, Miuccia Prada, Emanuel Ungaro and Christian Lacroix have all made successful sorties as costumers for operas all over the world.

Fashion Designers at the Opera profiles leading figures in the world of fashion, together with their dazzling costume designs. Interviews illuminate the journey that led each to the opera and the challenges of working in a new medium. It includes designs for Don Giovanni, Carmen, Aida, Così fan tutte, The Magic Flute and many other operas staged at such opera houses as the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, the Arènes de Nîmes and more. Over 200 illustrations reproduce the designers’ sketches and photographs of the costumes on stage.

For fashion lovers and opera fans everywhere, this book is a must-have celebration of an exciting crossover.

Additional information

Weight 1593 g
Dimensions 25.6 x 31.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2011
Number of pages 192
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25.6 x 31.8 cm
Weight 1593 g
Helena Matheopoulos is a former fashion editor of Tatler and a regular contributor to The Times, Gramophone and Opera Now. She is the author of several books on opera, including Maestro: Encounters with Conductors of Today, Diva: The New Generation and Placido Domingo: My Roles in Opera.