As the staff, cast, crew and guests prepare for tomorrow night's opening of the 2012/2013 season and premiere of The Two Foscari, we take a moment to pause and review past Gala fashion as a guide to how to be best dressed at LA Opera.
Last year's ARIA Chair, Emmy Rossum looked elegant in this Piaget gown that was perfect for sitting during the performance and the outdoor after party. The trick is to select something comfortable, appropriate for the occasion with some thought about the environment.
Emmy and her cast mates from "Shameless" hit the dance floor in varying lengths of dresses. Short is not out of the question for a formal evening in L.A. But, because the season opening night is also the LA Opera Gala, it provides the perfect occasion to go all out in black tie and formal gowns.
Black is always a classic and timeless choice as this couple so elegantly proves.
September in L.A. doesn't bring fall weather and tomorrow's temperature in DNTLA could exceed 100(!) so comfort is key when it comes to dressing formal. These two whimsical gowns designed by Sue Wong are what she envisions as "operatic" and we think they are perfect for the IGNITE! theme. Ms. Wong will be joining us on the red carpet along with a live display of her new ethereal designs.
LA Opera staff take advantage of the occasion to show off their own personal style. A fashion care package came for one staffer all the way from Brooklyn. We can't wait to see what else was in this box!