(photo credit David Bachman)
Our Fashion Event for 2020 was Roses & Thorns: A Pittsburgh Opera Fashion Event. We partnered with designer Lela Rose, Choices Pittsburgh and Studio Booth to present an unforgettable fashionable evening. Inspired by the legendary opera Carmen, “Roses & Thorns" combined the best in couture with top-shelf operatic entertainment to create an experience unlike any other.
Pittsburgh Opera’s annual spring fashion event is back! After a year off because of COVID, Pittsburgh Opera will again combine the best in couture with top-shelf operatic entertainment to create a fabulous runway experience unlike any other.
Check back later for updates! For more information or inquiries contact Christine Brondyke, Manager of Corporate Development and Special Events, at 412-281-0912 x225.
Pittsburgh Opera thanks our generous Roses & Thorns sponsors:
- Ms. Michele Fabrizi
- Cindy Akers Gerber
- Amy and Dave Michaliszyn
Haute Couture Sponsors:
- Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
- Gabriella and David Porges
- Sharee Waskowiak
En Vogue Sponsors:
- Dr. Helene Finegold
- Mr. and Mrs. John E. Traina
Couture Fashions By:
Hair & Makeup By:
Models & Talent:
Docherty Talent Agency
Lela Rose is a New York City-based, American fashion designer widely regarded for her elegant aesthetic and fresh point of view, who continues to redefine a sophisticated, yet modern lifestyle with her expanded, designer ready-to-wear-offering.
Formally trained as a painter and sculptor prior to pursuing fashion design, Rose employs a brilliant use of color, rich fabrications, sculptural silhouettes and handcrafted details. Her artistic background is evident in her work and adds unexpected dimension and breadth to each season’s collection.
Pittsburgh Opera is a proud member of the Pittsburgh Fashion Alliance (PGHFA).
The PGHFA has been created to stimulate growth and provide leadership in regards to the fashion industry of Pittsburgh. Partnering with the office of Mayor William Peduto the organization's goal is to bring all parties interested in a career in fashion the necessary skill level to succeed in the industry.
Pittsburgh Fashion Week (PGHFW) is an annual week-long series of events in Downtown Pittsburgh, which features clothing created by local Pittsburgh designers. This project is led by the Downtown Community Development Corporation (Downtown CDC) and is part of an initiative that's dedicated to uniting and promoting the growing Pittsburgh fashion scene.
Since Roses & Thorns was in March, and Pittsburgh Fashion Week is in the fall, Roses & Thorns was not an official Pittsburgh Fashion Week event. However, the Downtown CDC is graciously helping promote Roses & Thorns in the spirit of general Pittsburgh fashion collaboration.
Pittsburgh Opera encourages anyone interested in Roses & Thorns to also get involved with Pittsburgh Fashion Week.
Our 2019 Fashion Event was 'Bohemian Nights'
Read the media coverage:
- Trib LIVE: Pittsburgh Opera fashion show is ‘Bohemian Nights’
- NEXTpittsburgh: 12 Pittsburgh events you shouldn’t miss in March
- City Paper: Pittsburgh Opera teases the opening of La Bohème with Bohemian Nights fashion show
- Pittsburgh Quarterly: Pittsburgh Opera Hosts “Bohemian Nights” Fashion Show
- Style Anthropy: Pittsburgh Opera: Bohemian Nights Fashion Show
Watch a video from our 2018 Fashion Event 'A Song of Thrones':