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The Look Book Goes to the Opera

"To me, fashion is an art form, just like opera."


Cathryn Macrae, Business Owner, Robert Graff, Retired
At the opening night of the Metropolitan Opera

That’s a lot of dress.
Cathryn: It’s Oscar de la Renta, and it’s this season. I had a dinner at Windsor Castle that Prince Charles was hosting three weeks ago, so I’ve worn it twice.

What were you doing at Windsor Castle?
It was the 45th anniversary of the London Chamber Orchestra. I like music very much. I support it whenever I have the time.

What do you do?
My company, the McCrae Group, is a facilitator between the pharmaceutical community and the scientific community. I work with world opinion leaders.

Who’s the guy?
A friend—just a friend. A good friend. It’s nice to bring someone to the opera.

Is it hard to move around in that dress?
Well, people keep telling me that it was made for me, so I guess I carry it quite well. I have a driver, but you do have to be careful when you have that much tulle. You’ve got to go sideways and sort of put it over your legs.

What kind of shoes are you wearing?
Manolo Blahniks. Peau de soie. Black, but the whole back is covered in Swarovski crystals.

How long did it take you to get ready?
My makeup is, like, ten minutes. My hair took about a half-hour. And then of course you need someone to put you in the dress . . .

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