The biggest event in Milan's year is about to hit the city. Bigger than the fashion shows, bigger than, yes, La Scala's la prima, and bigger than OC's posse rollin' down Via Montenapoleone in a black Benz limo. Salone Internazionale del Mobile -- the International Furniture Fair where the biggest & best names in design showcase their latest inspirations -- starts on Wednesday, and OC already has her Chanel ballet flats (and Leica D-Lux 4) packed in her YSL shopper. We're stocking-up on all the Salone guides this weekend and all the special editions that Italy's media put out for the event.
Among the design articles, we were psyched to find in the first pages Case da Abitare -- a magazine for interiors, design and living -- a piece on Verdi's Attila that the Metropolitan Opera produced a few months ago, which caught the magazine's attention with sets by Pritzker Architecture Prize winning duo, Herzog & de Meuron, and costumes by Miuccia Prada. Translation copyright OC, TIA (thanks in advance):
A huge success for Attila that premiered at the end of last March at The Metropolitan Opera of New York with costumes by Miuccia Prada and the sets by the Swiss architects Herzon & de Meuron. Jacques Herzog said, "Attlia enacts the historical moment in which an outdated world crumbles, antique, and from the rubble arises something new." La Prada goes on to say, "It's a bit like the situation in which we live in today. I looked to express my vision of the essential characters in a psychological perspective, in a way that was important for me in today's world." The opera was conducted by Riccardo Muti for the first time at The Metropolitan Opera. In the photo, The Prologue, Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera.