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The L.A. Opera's Once-in-a-Lifetime Costume Sale


Cleaning house before it relocates, the L.A. Opera held a once-in-a-lifetime costume sale this Saturday. The parking lot sale had over 1,000 items on 90 racks, and lines went around the block to purchase Devil horns at $2 a pop, or a couture hand-sewn silk ballgown for $200. The most expensive items up for sale included an ensemble worn by Placido Domingo as the King of Crete for Mozart's Idomeneo and a gown used by Frederica von Stade during The Grand Duchess by Offenbach. Both were on the “Diva rack” priced at $1,500 each. Bonnie Morgan of the Flying Morgan Family helped us by modeling some of the amazing outfits before the shop opened to the public. All photos by Star Foreman.

LA Weekly