Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy for the Opera

The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who brought a flagging brand called Chanel back to life in the early 1980s and turned it into one of the most powerful luxury brands in the world, has died on February 19. Famous for his dark sunglasses, snowy ponytail, and black suits, Lagerfeld was prolific, seemingly indefatigable. At the end of…

Operastars, perfumes and suggestions: Cristina Pasaroiu

  Operafashion met the Romanian soprano Cristina Pasaroiu who is currently making her debut in the title role of Massenet’s Manon at Korean National Opera. 1) What’s your favourite perfume? I’m a huge perfume fan…  So I don’t have one favorite perfume which I use every day. I have many perfumes which I use often, for example,…

Opera stars, perfumes and suggestions: Virginia Tola

  What’s your favourite perfume? “My favourite perfume is the one which totally mirrors my personality: Chanel Mademoiselle.” Do you always buy the same perfume or do you like changing and trying something different? “If I’m not mistaken, I’ve been wearing Chanel since 2001. I’ve tried and bought other perfumes, but I must admit Mademoiselle…

What have opera stars worn this summer?

Festivals, recitals, concerts then competitions and interviews but also holidays! What were the outfits of the Opera stars in these summer occasions? Here, a general survey…. Attractive and chic Elina Garanca during the concert in Lubijana on June 30. The mezzosoprano wore a sparkling purple one-shoulder gown from Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu. In Salzburg, before her recital on…

An afternoon at the theatre

What wearing an opera diva for a wintry afternoon as a spectator at Teatro alla Scala in Milan? On January 17, Carmen Giannattasio attended Verdi’s Rigoletto wearing an outfit based to the white color. Max Mara Albuca cape in milk-white suri alpaca fur and wool, with the characteristic flared line and small lateral slits. As accessories,…

Veiled glamour for Anna Netrebko

Beanie hat with tulle veiling is the must-have accessory of this winter. The beanie is a warm hat that perfectly follows the shapes of the head and can be equipped with a tulle becoming very glamorous! Some designers presented beanie, like those proposed by Chanel Couture for spring/summer 2015: Karl Lagerfeld used tulle veiling to juxtapose luxury…