(Above: photo taken from Sarah B's site)
NYC Opera/Broadway blogger & O.C. friend, Sarah B, vicariously satisfies our Saks 5th Ave longing with fifteen photos of their awesome Metropolitan Opera homage. Lucky for us all outside of NYC, Sarah B was there to take pictures, as of this past Friday, January 30, 2009, the displays have already been packed away.
In celebration of The Metropolitan Opera's 125th season, Saks Fifth Avenue's NYC flagship department store honored the opera house via their inaugural Spring 2009 window display. The Saks designers combined historic costumes from the MET stage with highlighted 2009 RTW Spring couture accessories.
Windows boasted a sumtous assortment of classic costumes: A Marc Chagall-designed costume from the Met’s 1967 Zauberflöte; A Christian Lacroix gown that Renée Fleming wore in the new production of Thaïs last month; Enrico Caruso's hat and coat from a 1903 MET Pagliacci, and Regina Resnik’s dress from the 1965 The Queen of Spades.
This is the third time Saks has created Metropolitan-inspired windows: The first was for Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly a few years ago, and the second was for the 2007-08 season's new productions of Hansel and Gretel, Peter Grimes, and Satyagraha.