Aren't books so much better when they're not stuffed with words? Any opera lover with beefy biceps and a short attention span should be thrilled to find Helena Matheopoulos’s hefty Fashion Designers at the Opera in their Fogal stocking.
The veteran music writer - one of the few journalists ever to interview Carlos Kleiber - profiles ten fashion designers who've turned their hand to opera. All are interviewed, but of course it's the many sketches and photographs which make the book come to life.
Designers covered are - Giorgio Armani • Marc Bohan • Christian Lacroix • Karl Lagerfeld • Ottavio and Rosita Missoni • Miuccia Prada • Zandra Rhodes Emanuel Ungaro • GianniVersace •Viktor & Rolf