The highly anticipated production of "La Traviata," produced by the Fondazione Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti premiered on Sunday at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome to an A-list crowd, including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Keira Knightley. Most high-profile honorees represented the Italian brand in their attire for the evening, as did the performers on stage, whose looks were designed by Valentino himself and the maison's current creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli.
But the bright star of the night was Sofia Coppola, who directed the production with her first foray into opera. To celebrate the opening, she donned a dramatic haute couture piece from the Mirabilia Romae collection that fittingly debuted in Rome last summer. The voluminous sheer skirt featured layers of lace and embroidery, and was balanced with a sheer, ruched, high-neck blouse topped off with a geometric polka dot print. Her blonder-than-usual locks are radiant, and her hairstyle-that-launched-a-thousand-lobs is perfectly wavy. She paired the impressive gown with impressive jewels, including a waist brooch, that are just ostentatious enough for a big night at the opera.
Coppola's sense of envy-inducing effortless style stands separate to her professional accomplishments, yes, but we at Fashionista can't help but delight in every one of her rare public appearances. She's just the coolest. Here's to more fruitful collaborations in the future with the folks at Valentino.