Instead of getting ready for la prima that starts at la Scala in a few hours (5PM Milan time, a 5 hour and a half Wagner/Chereau gloomy extravaganza) Opera Chic took the time to go to Palazzo Broggi check out the Callas loot going on the auction block next week at Sotheby's here in Milan (more pictures tomorrow).
It's strange to actually thumb through Callas's scores, and touch her clothes -- she would have been horrified by the invasion of privacy, obviously.
The Biki dresses are out of this world. The Saint Laurent stuff is pretty cool, too, but there's no comparison. We'd really like the navy blue overcoat -- so you know what to give OC for Hanukkah.
We really hope, as we wrote last month, that her annotated scores are kept together and not scattered. If the Greek govt cannot come up with the cash, I'm sure the US government can spare a couple millions -- the Lord knows they're spending much more for much less noble endeavors. I mean, she did get Greek citizenship eventually to dissolve her Italian marriage. But la Maria was a New Yorker.
We don't care about the love letters, no. Neither should you. They're the tackiest part of the entire lot.
We lightly touched the hem of her fire red jacket the way Catholics touch the relics of their saints.
She was so small.