We’re big fans of Azzedine Alaïa, and not only because of his impeccable style creations: the 73 year old couturier has been famously outspoken about not conforming to the standards of industry giants like Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour, and dances decidedly to the beat of his own drum. So finding out he was designing costumes for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra‘s production of Marriage of Figaro had us scooted to the edge of our seats.
Being in the heart of Hollywood means that the L.A. Philharmonic has access to some serious star power when it comes to fashion designers — case in point, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte recently designed costumes for a production of Don Giovanni. And the first peek at Alaïa’s sartorial plans for the show doesn’t disappoint. The textured fabrics and flattering silhouettes are the designer’s signature style, with a dash of drama befitting the grand stage of the opera.
The production is part two of a trilogy, so place your bets as to who’ll be up next to design costumes. We’d love to see some amped up Oscar de la Renta in the spotlight. What are your predictions?