Fashion@theOpera

by Megan Meister

Nicolas Villalba, First Night Designer

Nicolas Villalba is an international award-winning owner and principal designer of Nicolas Villalba Couture. Originally an eveningwear designer, the Nicolas line now includes wedding and business attire, home decor and custom linens, making his studio the only “split” atelier in Dallas. After graduating from UNT with a BFA in Fashion Design, Nicolas was chosen to represent the US in the European design competition, “Etoilles de la Mode.” His eveningwear collection garnered him the lauded “Prix du Public” award, making him the first American competitor ever to win. In addition to Nicolas unique fashion of bold color, dramatic silouettes and clever detail for women, in 2010 he launched a men’s line to include shirts, suits, and tuxedos. He has done private label work for Stan­ley Korshak, Neiman Marcus and others. He has won the DIFFA Legend of Style Award among many others.

The opening night celebration of the Dallas Opera, FIRST NIGHT sponsored by Deloitte, will celebrate the operas of the 55th season in a number of ways throughout the evening’s festivities.

The evening begins with a red carpet extravaganza and features the exquisite creations of Dallas’ top designers, each designing a gown inspired by the diva from one of the operas of the season.

Be there to applaud them and to enjoy the “fashion show.” There is much in store for the evening’s festivities, a fun and lively private pre-opera reception, and a cosmopolitan late-night dining experience in a lavishly decorated tent.

Join us for FIRST NIGHT and celebrate the opening of the 55th anniversary Dallas Opera season.   For more information please Morgan Vaughn, Special Events Manager at morgan.vaughn@dallasopera.org

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