It was a majestic occasion, last night, at the premiere of La Traviata in Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, Creative Directors of the Maison Valentino created a dazzling 120 costumes for the chorus and the costume for Flora. We suspect the project must have taken a while to prepare! Whilst Mr Valentino Gravani made four breathtaking costumes for the main character Violetta.
[Images: First act of La Traviata with Violetta wearing a black and green tailed dress made by Valentino. Image courtesy of Teatro dell’Opera and Yasuko Kageyama.]
Some international celebrity guests who attended the spectacular opening night included Elizabeth Hurley, Kiera Knightly, Kim Kardashian West, Kayne West and Monica Bellucci. Below are some behind-the-scenes images of the first show with lyrical opera director Sofia Coppola, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli as well as pictures of stars attending the premiere.
[Image: Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.]
[Image: Sofia Coppola and Pierpaolo Piccioli with the leading lady.]
[Image: Mr Valentino Gravani, Sofia Coppola, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.]
[Image: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli at the premiere.]
[Image: Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West.]
[Image: Keira Knightley looks stunning in red velvet.]
[Image: Actress Monica Bellucci in sapphire jewels and matching gown.]
[Image: British actress Liz Hurley dazzles in white.]