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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Opening-Weekend Outfits at the S.F. Opera

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This is James "Damn" Brown, who plays a mean rock-and-blues harmonica and wears tuxedos with top hat and cape to the opera. We love renaissance men.


People tend to theme-dress at opening night. Last year for Aida, many wore Egyptian lapis and gold and thick black eyeliner. For the opening of Wagner's Ring Cycle this summer, horn-hats and fake braids. This time there was a definite "Chinoiserie" theme, with beautiful embroidered Chinese silks and cheongsams. This couple, however, resisted the trend and evoked 18th-century Scotland. No objections here (we never object to men in kilts).

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