The legendary French designer Christian Lacroix creates the tiara for the debutantes of the Vienna Opera Ball 2020 together with Swarovski.
Sparkling stars made of crystals light up the tiaras of the debutantes who will ceremoniously open the Vienna Opera Ball on February 20, 2020 in the Vienna State Opera. The famous designer Christian Lacroix used the Queen of the Night as inspiration for the artistic diadem - the most dazzling figure from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera “The Magic Flute”.
"In order to create something extraordinary for the debutantes, I was inspired by the glow of the stars and Mozart's iconic opera," explains Christian Lacroix enthusiastically. The result: Round crystals line up on the ring of a royal-looking tiara. And just as the starry sky illuminates the night, crystals illuminate the star in the center of the tiara and appear to float around it. A total of 72 Swarovski crystals were used for the piece of jewelry. "I hope that the dancing tiaras will form great, dynamic star constellations - perfect for all the young 'queens of the night'", says Lacroix.
"I was proud and happy at the same time when Swarovski asked me to design the tiara for the Vienna Opera Ball," reports Lacroix Costumes floated across the parquet."
Maria Großbauer, organizer of the Vienna Opera Ball: "My inspiration and the red thread for the Vienna Opera Ball 2020 is the famous" Queen of the Night ", hence my request to Monsieur Lacroix to take up this dramatic opera figure. The "star-flaming queen" is a special woman: mystical, magical and shiny. But also powerful, mighty and dangerous. With this Swarovski tiara, all debutantes will become queens of the night! May this tiara sparkle on the heads of the debutantes on the one hand, but on the other also symbolize strength and self-confidence, which I wish the young women from the bottom of my heart for their further path."