The Ladybug, Renata Tebaldi, a night at the opera and Dolce & Gabbana

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Beginning of December I had the chance to attend the rehearsal of the first opera of the season at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. The opera was Giuseppe Verdi’s Joan of Arc and it debuted in Milan the 7th of December.

I was there when I knew that, to celebrate the important date, Dolce & Gabbana decided to dedicate all the windows of their shop in via della Spiga 2 in Milan to the famous soprano Renata Tebaldi for a whole week. I couldn’t miss this kind of vintage exhibit (for free!) so I immediately headed to the city center to have a look!

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Dolce & Gabbana are not new to celebrate Italian culture and they have a special love for the Milanese theatre and its history: last year Roberto Bolle was a special model for Dolce & Gabbana who made him the guest star of the catwalk in the foyer of the Teatro alla Scala. This year they filled their shop windows with the personal collection of objects and costumes of one of the most appreciated opera singers of all times, Renata Tebaldi, offered by the Museum Renata Tebaldi, along with original pieces of the theatre sets of the Teatro alla Scala and images of the singer on stage or in her private life, mixing art and fashion in a new artsy way.

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My favorite pieces? The dresses from the Aida and the Manon Lescaut or the velvet one that the singer wore for the Tosca back in the days.

If you missed it, you can see all the pictures here!

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