DIVAS Shop for Opera
8th ANNUAL DIVAS SHOP FOR OPERA
DISCOVER VINTAGE FINDS, DESIGNER DEALS, ASSORTED ACESSORIES,
AND A VALUABLE COLLECTION OF FORTUNY PILLOWS
ALL SOLD IN SUPPORT OF NEW YORK CITY OPERA
WHAT: City Opera Thrift Shop announces 8th Annual DIVAS Shop for Opera event.
Unlike any other shopping event, DIVAS Shop for Opera offers guests exclusive access to vintage and designer clothing, accessories, and jewelry, with all proceeds benefiting the design and creation of New York City Opera costumes.
Shoppers will discover vintage Pauline Trigére, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, and Geoffrey Beene and a collection of donated designer items such as Anna Sui, Black Fleece, Derek Lam, Issey Miyake USA, Louis Vuitton, Peter Som, Thom Browne, Yves Saint Laurent, Chado Ralph Rucci, and many others all at 50 – 75% off retail prices. Price range - women’s items: suits & dresses $35-$250, jackets & coats $35-$500, shoes & handbags $35-$525, hats and jewelry $35-$300, men’s items: suits $50-$350, coats $50-$425, shirts $25-$250.
A limited number of VIP tickets available for the opportunity to have first dibs at the merchandise. VIP shopping hour begins at 4:00pmand includes a 10% discount on all purchases made that evening.. Call 212.870.5600 to purchase tickets.
City Opera Thrift Shop receives generous donation of rare Fortuny and other antique textile cushions from the estate of Francoise Nunnalle.
The City Opera Thrift Shop has received one of the most extraordinary collections of rare Fortuny and other antique textile cushions in the world that once belonged to the international antique textile, linen and lace collector, FRANÇOISE NUNNALLE, especially known for her exceptional collection of original Mariano Fortuny fabrics. Mariano Fortuny was a Venetian fashion and textile fashion designer who opened his couture house in 1906 and continued until 1946. He also designed costumes and scenery for La Scala opera.
Francoise Nunnalle’s pillows and textiles were purchased by private collectors and interior designers, her client list included Diane Swayer, Martha Stewart, and Madonna. This valuable collection of meticulously made Fortuny pillows will be made available to the public for the first time in over 5 years at DIVAS Shop for Opera. Prices range from $400 - $1,000.
DIVAS Shop for Opera is sponsored by
Cocktails generously provided by
About New York City Opera
For nearly seventy years, since Mayor Fiorello La Guardia established it as “The People’s Opera,” New York City Opera has introduced generation after generation of young singers who are stars in the making, brought the public exciting new works and compelling, fresh interpretations of classics, acted as a champion for American composers and performers, and ensured that every New Yorker can experience the live art of opera. Under the leadership of George Steel, New York City Opera’s ninth General Manager and Artistic Director, the Company will present four new productions in venues best suited for the scale of the work: the Brooklyn Academy of Music, St. Ann’s Warehouse, El Museo del Barrio and New York City Center, New York City Opera’s original home, during the 2013-14 season.
WHEN: Wednesday June 5, 2013
4:00 – 5:00 PM - VIP Preview Hour
5:00 – 10:00 PM – Shopping with cocktails
222 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
TICKETS: VIP Ticket: $100 (includes preview shopping hour and 10% of any purchase)