Beaton's "La Traviata" - Vogue, September 15, 1966
"A surging extravaganza of scarlets and deepened reds for the Metropolitan Opera Company in its new extravagant house."
These images were taken by Cecil Beaton, costume designer for one of the first performances at Lincoln Center's opera house. The costumes were from the third act ballroom scene, which was full of jewel-tone colors made by Karinska creating "a look of heaviness, of lushness, of 1860. These are not elegant women with fans. They are girls in Constantin Guys's drawings, with little boots, let's spraddled, perhaps some girl smoking a small cigar."