First Sight

Designer luncheon teases Dallas Opera lovers with season sneak peek

Designer luncheon teases Dallas Opera lovers with season sneak peek

Lynn McBee, Rhonda Sargent Chambers
Lynn McBee, Rhonda Sargent Chambers Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Randall Goss, Kara Goss
Randall Goss, Kara Goss Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Steve Stodghill, Anne Stodghill
Steve Stodghill, Anne Stodghill Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Paul, Divis, Tiffany Divis, Diane Sealy, Carl Barbato
 Paul Divis, Tiffany Divis, Diane Sealy, Carl Barbato Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Susan Madole, Nancy Nasher, Ellen Winspear, Don Winspear
Susan Madole, Nancy Nasher, Ellen Winspear, Don Winspear Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Hockaday Dance Theater Students
Dance students from the Hockaday School. Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Opera Design by Geoffrey Henning “Great Scott”
Great Scott, designed by Geoffrey Henning. Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Opera Design by Khanh Nguyen “Tosca”
Tosca, designed by Khanh Nguyen. Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Opera Design by Edo Popken “Becoming Santa Claus”
Becoming Santa Claus, designed by Edo Popken. Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Opera Design by Elizabeth Anyaa “Manon”
Manon, designed by Elizabeth Anyaa. Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Opera Design by Michael Faircloth “Show Boat”
Show Boat, designed by Michael Faircloth. Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Fashions by Mulberry
The Mulberry fashion show. Photo courtesy of Dallas Opera
Lynn McBee, Rhonda Sargent Chambers
Randall Goss, Kara Goss
Steve Stodghill, Anne Stodghill
Paul, Divis, Tiffany Divis, Diane Sealy, Carl Barbato
Susan Madole, Nancy Nasher, Ellen Winspear, Don Winspear
Hockaday Dance Theater Students
Opera Design by Geoffrey Henning “Great Scott”
Opera Design by Khanh Nguyen “Tosca”
Opera Design by Edo Popken “Becoming Santa Claus”
Opera Design by Elizabeth Anyaa “Manon”
Opera Design by Michael Faircloth “Show Boat”
Fashions by Mulberry

Opera lovers crowded into the lobby of the Winspear Opera House on October 29 for First Sight, a fashion-forward peek at the company's upcoming season, and as a teaser for the swanky First Night gala that occurs the following evening.

Chairs Ellen and Don Winspear and honorary chairs Mayor Mike Rawlings and Micki Rawlings welcomed supporters for the kickoff event, in which some of Dallas' most revered designers created couture looks inspired by the works the opera is presenting during its 59th season.

A flowing gown in jade green by Geoffrey Henning represented Great Scott, the original opera by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally about a famous opera star who returns to save her hometown's struggling opera company. Khanh Nguyen's scarlet satin dress with glittery gold trim evoked the Rome-set Tosca, while Elizabeth Anyaa's inky blue creation for Manon called to mind the Parisian glamour of Belle Epoque France.

Swedish designer Edo Popken got playful with a red and white suit for Becoming Santa Claus, and Michael Faircloth utilized fringe for his swingy Show Boat dress.

British clothing and accessories company Mulberry rounded out the fashion show and created a purse wonderland where guests — including Lynn McBee, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Kara and Randall Goss, Tiffany and Paul Divis, Anne and Steve Stodghill, Susan Madole, and Nancy Nasher — could mingle before enjoying a gourmet lunch by Wolfgang Puck.