Back in April, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the International Opera Awards at the Savoy hotel in London. I had only ever experienced these kind of events on television, however, I knew what the dress code was.
Whilst I appreciated the beautiful couture and demi-couture dresses swanning around me, I was pleasantly surprised to find a few award winners breaking the mode.
I particularly liked Es Devlin (winner of the set design awards) outfit. It was refreshing relaxed, yet chic . Her take on the street style look, mixing shimmer, neon and effortlessly cascading hair to one side, produced the right balance.
This floral shirt really popped on Barry Kosky , (who accepted the Opera Company award for the Komische Oper Berlin). He teamed it up with a bombastic pair of High top trainers, but unfortunately I didn’t capture it on camera!!!!!
This Black chiffon dress with a geometric sliver pattern looked futuristic and fun on Danielle de Niese who is an Opera singer and mother to be soon *-*
Whist Es Devlin was wearing my favourite alternative assemblé, Aleksandra Kurzak (winner of the Readers awarded, as voted by the public) was my favourite performer of the night! I just loved her energy, gesticulations and the way her soprano voice bobbed up down. She wore a long sleeved turtle top, with an asymmetric skirt with polka dots.
Well… one has to appreciate this couture dress!
A bit of gold……
Not the best picture of Moi….
And on a different note – Honour to whom honour is due – Speight Jenkins (middle) was awarded the Lifetime achievement award, which was presented to him by tenor Lawrence Brownlee (left) and yes, that is Richard E. Grant politely stooping down on the right.