Fashion and design spanning more than 100 years took center stage Monday night at the Pittsburgh Opera’s Diva Dreams and Fashion Queens show at the Bitz Opera Factory in the Strip District. The annual opera parade returned this year after taking a year off due to the pandemic.
The show was curated and designed by Richard Parsakian, owner of Eons Fashion Antique, located at 5850 Ellsworth Avenue. Eons offers vintage clothing and accessories from the 1880s to the 1980s. Items in the show included looks from designers Karl Lagerfeld, Norman Norrell, Ceil Chapman, Halston, Thierry Mugler, Claire McCardell, and others.
Resident models and artists at the Pittsburgh Opera showed off their looks for the night. Resident artists also performed multiple songs including “Puttin ‘on the Ritz”, “Begin the Beguine” and “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon”. Studio Booth, a luxury salon and spa located at 6343 Penn Avenue, provided the hair and makeup for the show.