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Night at the Opera with Kim and Kanye


What happens when you mix Valentino, Sofia Coppola and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma? “La Traviata,” an opera that previewed Sunday night to an audience that included Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Elizabeth Hurley, Keira Knightley, Vanessa Beecroft and Diane von Furstenberg. It’s director Coppola’s first foray into the world of opera, and she brought along her film world friend Nathan Crowley (“Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight”) to make the sets. Maison Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli designed costumes for the cast, save for four gowns worn by soprano Francesca Dotto, who plays the lead character, Violetta – those were created by Mr. Valentino Garavani himself. And in case you were wondering about the power of bringing these contrasting worlds together: the 15-performance run is already nearly sold out.

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Elizabeth Hurley at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Giancarlo Giammetti and Pierpaolo Piccioli at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Liya Kebede at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Sofia Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri, Luke Evans, Keira Knightley and Pierpaolo Piccioli at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Lee Radziwill and Jas Gawronski at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Valentino Garavani at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Francis Ford Coppola, Vittorio Storaro and Dean Tavoularis at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Frida Giannini and Patrizio di Marco at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Chiuri wore a silk kimono to the ‘La Traviata’ opera premiere in Rome, 2016. Photo by Getty Images.

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Lisa Airan at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Sofia Coppola at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Valeria Bilello at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Courtesy of Valentino SpA.

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Olivia Palermo and Valentino Gravami at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Photo by Yasuo Kageyama.

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Bianca Brandolini d’Adda at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Photo by Yasuko Kageyama.

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Caroline Sieber and Fritz von Westenholz at the opening night of “La Traviata” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Photo by Yasuko Kageyama.

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Princess Tatiana of Greece. Photo by Yasuko Kageyama.