Very excited to be doing a new commission for the Metropolitan Opera. I went into the archives under the stage and photographed about a hundred shoes from productions like Othello, Carmen, Magic Flute and the Ghosts of Versailles. So I'm creating a fanciful 'Shoes of the Opera' scarf! Will keep you posted when its finished, the whole process of designing, coloring, silk screening, sampling and sewing takes a long time ... Each scarf is lovingly made... Here’s a tiny selection of what's under the stage along with my first thumbnail sketch. Do you recognize Caruso’s shoe from Pagliacci, one of his signature roles… It fits me, I love it!
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