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V ponedeljek zvečer je v Rockefellerjevem centru prišlo do take koncentracije znanih zvezdnikov hrane, da se je trg tako rekoč osvetlil. Dogodek: vsakoletno zbiranje sredstev za Citymeals-on-Wheels z naslovom "A Taste of Home", kjer so ugledni kuharji preživeli noč, v kateri so raztrgali koščke "domače kuhinje", z Michelinovo zvezdico.

Citymeals-on-Wheels je program, ki deluje tako, da prinaša obroke starejšim prebivalcem New Yorka, v zadnjem letu pa so sodelavci pomagali starejšim pripeljati več kot 2 milijona obrokov v vsakem okrožju. Letos je minilo 26 let od dogodka Chefs 'Tribute, ki se je začel kot zamisel Jamesa Bearda in Gaela Greena, kljub temu, da je Beard umrl nekaj mesecev pred ustanovnim dogodkom.

Letošnja svečana prireditev se je osredotočila na družino, kar nekaj restavracij pa je zastopalo več generacij kuharjev. The Forgiones, Marc Forgione (NY), An American Place (St. Louis) in Society Café (Las Vegas) so bili prisotni v polni moči s tremi generacijami. Vprašal sem Marca, ali je v genih njegove družine nekaj, kar bi lahko pojasnilo tak vzorec. "Vsi smo požrešci za kazen," je dejal. Razdajal je bujne diske bivoljega tatarja, ki je bil obdan z kislico z rdečimi žilami. Ko je bil pozvan, naj poimenuje svojo najljubšo vrsto tatarija, se ni odločil. "Sveže, to mi je najljubše."

Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Jean-Georges) je bil v kabini s svojim sinom Cedricom (Perry St.), čigar vzgoja je morala biti takšna, da mu ni preostalo drugega, kot da se loti restavracij. Če iz vsebine hladilnika Cedric lahko kaj poberemo, je to, da ni običajen jedec. "Vedno imam Sambal olek, ki je indonezijska rdeča čili pasta," je dejal. "Sir, seveda in morska jegulja. Riž, pripravljen za mikrovalovno pečico z morsko jeguljo in čokolado." Obtožil sem ga, da se obnaša kot moja babica, ki svoje Hershey's Kisses ohranja hladne in voščene v hladilniku. "Mlečno čokolado je treba ohladiti!" je vztrajal.

Ni povsem jasno, ali imajo kuharji res sprevržene okuse ali pa radi dajejo briljantne odgovore preveč navdušenim novinarjem. Michael Paley iz podjetja Proof on Main (KY) je postregel s praženo koruzo na storžu, začinjenem z apnom in visoko z dimljenimi aioli in Ricotto Salato. V čast poletju sem ga vprašal za njegovo najljubšo zelenjavo. "Zelena," mi je rekel, "obožujem liste, semena, peclje. Njen okus dopolnjuje stvari in rad presenetim ljudi." Pomislite, da sem presenečen-edino pozitivno, kar vem o zeleni, je, da domnevno prinaša negativne kalorije, ko je vse povedano in hrustljavo.

Nekateri kuharji so se opravičili glede svojih želja. "Všeč mi je, da so moji čokoladni piškoti hrustljavi, moji piškoti iz arašidovega masla pa žvečljivi," se je oglasil novi slaščičar Aureole Pierre Poulin. "Ves sem zmešan."

Drugi niso bili. Tony Esnault iz restavracije Patina (LA) je imel čudovit mandljev drobnjak iz jagode iz rabarbare, razstavljen skupaj s kozarci vanilije v smetani, vendar so njegove zvestobe ostale drugje. "Oh, čokolada nad vanilijo, vedno. Čokolada je afrodiziak," je dodal, kot da bi to vse razložilo.

Ko sem bil izčrpan pri ugotavljanju prehranjevalnih navad kuharjev, sem se lotil večjih rib. Bill Yosses dela v mali restavraciji v DC, imenovani Bela hiša, in je bil dovolj prijazen, da je odvrnil vprašanja o Obamah. "Velikokrat je vrzel med mitom in resničnostjo predsednika," je dejal, "v njegovem primeru pa ga ni." Yosses pravi, da se Obame prehranjujejo zelo zdravo: "Je zelo discipliniran človek." Moški, ki ima rad zrezek, ne mara pese in ima zelo rad pito. Jasno, človek, za katerega je vredno glasovati.

Ko je sonce zašlo, je zlati vodnjak zasijal z barvnimi lučmi. Na oder je prišla nova plesno prijazna skupina, kuharji pa so začeli opuščati svoje postaje in se mešati v množici s šampanjskimi flavtami v roki. "Ta dogodek mi je všeč," je dejala ženska, ki sodeluje s podjetjem za gostinstvo. "Ljudem v stiski pomagamo in dobijo neverjetno hrano? To je skoraj vse, kar potrebuješ v življenju."


OBLAČILO GALA NA METU 'S ODPRTA NOČ

Prišli so iz vse države in prinesli vse bele kravate, repe, cilindre, ogrinjala, krzna, perje in nakit, ki so jih našli. In čeprav so bile tiare v 4.000 množici, ki so praznovale 100. rojstni dan Metropolitanske opere, manjše od Vanderbiltsov, so sinočnjo otvoritev označile za najbolj glamurozno, kar se jih mnogi spomnijo.

Ob oživitvi pet ur in pol dolgih ' 'Les Troyens, ' ' večer, ki se je začel ob 5 uri in#x27 uri, so rubini, ne kamenčki, viseli iz več ušes večerja za 825 opernih zavetnikov.

Dejansko so bili diamanti, rubini in biseri red noči. Leonore Annenberg je s črno čipko in satenasto obleko Bill Blass nosila ogrlico iz rubina in diamanta ter ustrezne uhane. Kitty Carlisle Hart je nosila diamante in bisere. Roberta Peters je nosila diamante, s katerimi je poudarila svojo zlato hromljivo obleko. ' 'The Met je moj dom že 33 let in nikoli nisem videla toliko oblečenih ljudi na otvoritveni noči, "je dejala. ' 'To je#lepše od kavbojk. ' '

Kavbojk in drugih priložnostnih oblek ni bilo videti. Mnoge ženske, ki so se jih udeležile, so obleke posebej za to priložnost izdelali tako znani modni oblikovalci, kot so Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice in Philippe Venet.

Moški, ki so jih spremljali, so se s pogumom, slogom in duhovitostjo spoprijeli z izzivom. Robert L. B. Tobin, eden izmed dolgoletnih privržencev Met ', je nosil belo kravato in srebrni telovnik iz brokata.

' ' Nisem videl ničesar tako velikega, odkar se je Callas odprl v ' 'Norma ' ' v starem Met -u, ' ' je rekel.

Med tistimi, ki so se za to priložnost oblekli, je bila Susan Gutfreund, ki je oblekla obleko iz svilene tafte Ungaro in ogrinjalo Watteau s črnim perjem v laseh Mercedes Kellogg v Givenchyju Sybil Harrington v Galanosu Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller v obleki iz leopardovega šifona znamke Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, vsa v črnem Elizabeth Rohatyn v satenu brez naramnic Howard in Mary Phipps, ki sta ob koktajlih nenehno nazdravila Anni Moffo in Robertu Sarnoffu Risu ter citirala Stevensa Joana Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerryja Zipkina Fredericka Eberstadta, Louise Melitney, Alexandre, Alexandre, Michaela Michaela Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt in Peter Sharp.

Toda slišati, kako to govorijo tisti, ki sedijo v krogu oblačil, kaj dandanes nosijo, ni niti približno tako pomembno kot to, kar se oblačijo, da slišijo.

' 'Ne grem na otvoritveno noč, da bi pogledal ljudi, ' ' je dejal Francis Goelet, ki je znatno prispeval k ponovni montaži ' 'Les Troyens, ' ', pa tudi originalna produkcija pred 10 leti. ' ' Grem pogledat opero. ' '

Pravzaprav je bila glasba mnogih v glavah, zlasti dolžina opere, ki jo bodo slišali. Nekateri so celo nameravali zapustiti opero ob 22.30. zaradi dolžine ' 'Les Troyens. ' ' ' ' No, saj veste, ' ' je rekla Roberta Peters, ki je nameravala ostati, ' 'it 's pa ne vsi &# opera x27s. ' '

Če pa bi pozorno prisluhnili tistim, ki so se udeležili včerajšnje afere, je bilo čutiti neomajno zadovoljstvo pri sodelovanju na otvoritvi. Pojavljalo se je hrepenenje po vrnitvi v sartorialno tradicijo prejšnjih časov, celo po njenem sijaju.

' ' V naši družini obstaja operna tradicija, "je dejala Molly Rockefeller. ' 'Moj mož 's mama je sedela na istem sedežu 70 let. In mislim, da se vrača stari občutek uvodnih večerov. Ljudje se želijo obleči. In jaz sem dobil toliko komplimentov za svojo obleko, da ne morem verjeti. Tako smešno je, da zapustite stanovanje tako oblečeni. ' ' Ni časa kot sedanjost

Očitno je bilo veliko tistih, ki so prišli na dogodek, da ni časa, da bi se resnično oblekli. Medtem ko so Newyorčani in obalne osebnosti ostali znotraj parametrov tradicionalnega gala okusa, so obiskovalci umaknili vse postanke.

Erlene Meredith iz Scarsdalea je nosila šifonsko ogrinjalo, okrašeno z nojem, nad svojo obleko Michaele Vollbracht in se je med vstopom z Ris & quote Stevens naslajala v luči televizijskih kamer.

Marilyn Mennello, ki je za to priložnost prišla iz Winter Parka, Florida, je nosila črno šifonsko obleko in se odpravila na svoj sedež s senatorko Paulo Hawkins s Floride, ki je nosila Yves Saint Laurent.

Sam McIntosh, ki je potoval iz Charlestona, S.C., je naredil nekaj, kar je storilo nekaj moških v množici. Nosil je črno ogrinjalo z žametnim ovratnikom, belo kravato, bel telovnik in bele otroške rokavice.

' 'I ' sem to nosil v Covent Gardenu in povsod, ' ' je rekel. ' ' Moja teta je nekoč delala pri Bernardu Baruchu in rada vidi, da sem pravilno oblečen. ' '

En moški je celo nosil zlati medaljon na traku, ki se ujema z njegovo rdečo kravato.

' ' Začelo se je pred leti kot eleganten začetek družabne sezone, "je dejal gospod Bliss. ' ' Nato je v letih 1940 's postal nekakšen cirkus. Ko je prevzel Rudolf Bing, smo manj poudarjali oblačilni vidik, ko pa ljudje gredo v skrajnost, da jim ni vseeno, kaj nosijo, kar je tako slabo kot pretirano oblačenje. ' '

' ' Odprtje je bilo nekoč tako noro, ' ' se je spomnilo Margaret Kahn Ryan, hčerke Otta Kahna, legendarnega predsednika Metropolitanske opere v času Carusa in Toscaninija. ' 'Ljudje so nosili ogromen nakit. Ozrli so se, da bi videli, kaj drugi ljudje nosijo. In včasih so pozno odšli v opero in odšli zelo zgodaj. Ljudje, ki prihajajo zdaj, so veliko bolj resni glede opere, «je zaključila.

Kljub temu je oblačenje pogosto več kot polovica zabave, če ne celo večina načrta bitke. Tudi tiste ženske, ki so rekle, da jim ne more biti manj mar za to, kar nosijo, so se nekoliko potrudile zaradi svojega videza. Preden se je začela večerja, je Bess Myerson počakala, da so vsi sedeli, si ogledala ličila v ročnem ogledalu, se dotaknila hrbta njene rdeče svilene tunike, ki je nenehno kukala, in se prepričala, da je vse na svojem mestu, se povzpela na veliko stopnišče.


OBLAČILO GALA NA METU 'S ODPRTA NOČ

Prišli so iz vse države in prinesli vse bele kravate, repe, cilindre, ogrinjala, krzna, perje in nakit, ki so jih našli. In čeprav so bile tiare v 4.000 množici, ki so praznovale 100. rojstni dan Metropolitanske opere, manjše od Vanderbiltsov, so sinočnjo otvoritev označile za najbolj glamurozno, kar se jih mnogi spomnijo.

Ob oživitvi pet ur in pol dolgih ' 'Les Troyens, ' ' večer, ki se je začel ob 5 uri in#x27 uri, so rubini, ne kamenčki, viseli iz več ušes večerja za 825 opernih zavetnikov.

Dejansko so bili diamanti, rubini in biseri red noči. Leonore Annenberg je s črno čipko in satenasto obleko Bill Blass nosila ogrlico iz rubina in diamanta ter ustrezne uhane. Kitty Carlisle Hart je nosila diamante in bisere. Roberta Peters je nosila diamante, s katerimi je poudarila svojo zlato hromljivo obleko. ' 'The Met je moj dom že 33 let in nikoli nisem videla toliko oblečenih ljudi na otvoritveni noči, "je dejala. ' 'To je#lepše od kavbojk. ' '

Kavbojk in drugih priložnostnih oblek ni bilo videti. Mnoge ženske, ki so se jih udeležile, so obleke posebej za to priložnost izdelali tako znani modni oblikovalci, kot so Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice in Philippe Venet.

Moški, ki so jih spremljali, so se s pogumom, slogom in duhovitostjo spoprijeli z izzivom. Robert L. B. Tobin, eden izmed dolgoletnih privržencev Met ', je nosil belo kravato in telovnik iz srebrnega brokata.

' ' Nisem videl ničesar tako veličastnega, odkar se je Callas odprl v ' 'Norma ' ' v starem Met -u, ' ' je rekel.

Med tistimi, ki so se za to priložnost oblekli, je bila Susan Gutfreund, ki je oblekla obleko iz svilene tafte Ungaro in ogrinjalo Watteau s črnim perjem v laseh Mercedes Kellogg v Givenchyju Sybil Harrington v Galanosu Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller v obleki iz leopardovega šifona znamke Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, vsa v črnem Elizabeth Rohatyn v satenu brez naramnic Howard in Mary Phipps, ki sta ob koktajlih nenehno nazdravila Anni Moffo in Robertu Sarnoffu Risu ter citirala Stevensa Joana Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerryja Zipkina Fredericka Eberstadta, Louise Melitney, Alexandra, Vincenco, Alexandra Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt in Peter Sharp.

Toda slišati, kako to govorijo tisti, ki sedijo v krogu oblačil, kaj dandanes nosijo, ni niti približno tako pomembno kot to, kar se oblačijo, da slišijo.

' 'Ne grem na otvoritveno noč, da bi pogledal ljudi, ' ' je dejal Francis Goelet, ki je bistveno prispeval k ponovni montaži ' 'Les Troyens, ' ', pa tudi originalna produkcija pred 10 leti. ' ' Grem pogledat opero. ' '

Pravzaprav je bila glasba mnogih v glavah, zlasti dolžina opere, ki jo bodo slišali. Nekateri so celo nameravali zapustiti opero ob 22.30. zaradi dolžine ' 'Les Troyens. ' ' ' ' No, saj veste, ' ' je rekla Roberta Peters, ki je nameravala ostati, ' 'it 's pa ne vsi &# opera x27s. ' '

Če pa bi pozorno prisluhnili tistim, ki so se udeležili sinočnje afere, je bilo čutiti neomajno zadovoljstvo pri sodelovanju na otvoritvi. Pojavljalo se je hrepenenje po vrnitvi v sartorialno tradicijo prejšnjih časov, celo po njenem sijaju.

' 'V naši družini obstaja operna tradicija, "je dejala Molly Rockefeller. ' 'Moj mož 's mama je sedela na istem sedežu 70 let. In mislim, da se vrača stari občutek uvodnih večerov. Ljudje se želijo obleči. In jaz sem dobil toliko komplimentov za svojo obleko, da ne morem verjeti. Tako smešno je, da zapustite stanovanje tako oblečeni. ' ' Ni časa kot sedanjost

Očitno je bilo veliko tistih, ki so prišli na dogodek, da ni časa, da bi se resnično oblekli. Medtem ko so Newyorčani in obalne osebnosti ostali pri parametrih tradicionalnega gala okusa, so obiskovalci umaknili vse postanke.

Erlene Meredith iz Scarsdalea je nosila šifonsko ogrinjalo, okrašeno z nojem, nad svojo obleko Michaele Vollbracht in se je med vstopom z Ris & quote Stevens naslajala v luči televizijskih kamer.

Marilyn Mennello, ki je za to priložnost prišla iz Winter Parka, Florida, je nosila črno šifonsko obleko in se odpravila na svoj sedež s senatorko Paulo Hawkins s Floride, ki je nosila Yves Saint Laurent.

Sam McIntosh, ki je potoval iz Charlestona, S.C., je naredil nekaj, kar je storilo nekaj moških v množici. Nosil je črno ogrinjalo z žametnim ovratnikom, belo kravato, bel telovnik in bele otroške rokavice.

' 'I ' sem to nosil v Covent Gardenu in povsod, ' ' je rekel. ' ' Moja teta je nekoč delala pri Bernardu Baruchu in rada vidi, da sem pravilno oblečen. ' '

En moški je celo nosil zlati medaljon na traku, ki se je ujemal z njegovo rdečo kravato.

' ' Začelo se je pred leti kot eleganten začetek družabne sezone, "je dejal gospod Bliss. ' ' Nato je v letih 1940 's postal nekakšen cirkus. Ko je prevzel Rudolf Bing, smo manj poudarjali oblačilni vidik, ko pa ljudje gredo v skrajnost, da jim ni vseeno, kaj nosijo, kar je tako slabo kot pretirano oblačenje. ' '

' ' Odprtje je bilo nekoč tako noro, ' ' se je spomnilo Margaret Kahn Ryan, hčerke Otta Kahna, legendarnega predsednika Metropolitanske opere v času Carusa in Toscaninija. ' 'Ljudje so nosili ogromen nakit. Ozrli so se, da bi videli, kaj drugi ljudje nosijo. In včasih so pozno odšli v opero in odšli zelo zgodaj. Ljudje, ki prihajajo zdaj, se veliko bolj resno ukvarjajo z opero, «je zaključila.

Kljub temu je oblačenje pogosto več kot polovica zabave, če ne celo večina načrta bitke. Tudi tiste ženske, ki so rekle, da jim ne more biti manj mar za to, kar nosijo, so se nekoliko potrudile zaradi svojega videza. Preden se je začela večerja, je Bess Myerson počakala, da so vsi sedeli, si ogledala ličila v ročnem ogledalu, se dotaknila hrbta njene rdeče svilene tunike, ki je nenehno kukala, in se prepričala, da je vse na svojem mestu, se povzpela na veliko stopnišče.


OBLAČILO GALA NA METU 'S ODPRTA NOČ

Prišli so iz vse države in prinesli vse bele kravate, repe, cilindre, ogrinjala, krzna, perje in nakit, ki so jih našli. In čeprav so bile tiare v 4.000 množici, ki so praznovale 100. rojstni dan Metropolitanske opere, manjše od Vanderbiltsov, se je sinočnja otvoritev##x27 uvrstila med najbolj glamurozne, ki se jih mnogi spomnijo.

Ob oživitvi pet ur in pol dolgih ' 'Les Troyens, ' ' večer, ki se je začel ob 5 uri in#x27 uri, so rubini, ne kamenčki, viseli iz več ušes večerja za 825 opernih zavetnikov.

Dejansko so bili diamanti, rubini in biseri red noči. Leonore Annenberg je s črno čipko in satenasto obleko Bill Blass nosila ogrlico iz rubina in diamanta ter ustrezne uhane. Kitty Carlisle Hart je nosila diamante in bisere. Roberta Peters je nosila diamante, s katerimi je poudarila svojo zlato hromljivo obleko. ' 'The Met je moj dom že 33 let in nikoli nisem videla toliko oblečenih ljudi na otvoritveni noči, "je dejala. ' 'To je#lepše od kavbojk. ' '

Kavbojk in drugih priložnostnih oblek ni bilo videti. Mnoge ženske, ki so se jih udeležile, so obleke posebej za to priložnost izdelali tako znani modni oblikovalci, kot so Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice in Philippe Venet.

Moški, ki so jih spremljali, so se s pogumom, slogom in duhovitostjo spoprijeli z izzivom. Robert L. B. Tobin, eden izmed dolgoletnih privržencev Met ', je nosil belo kravato in srebrni telovnik iz brokata.

' ' Nisem videl ničesar tako veličastnega, odkar se je Callas odprl v ' 'Norma ' ' v starem Met -u, ' ' je rekel.

Med tistimi, ki so se za to priložnost oblekli, je bila Susan Gutfreund, ki je oblekla obleko iz svilene tafte Ungaro in ogrinjalo Watteau s črnim perjem v laseh Mercedes Kellogg v Givenchyju Sybil Harrington v Galanosu Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller v obleki iz leopardovega šifona znamke Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, vsa v črnem Elizabeth Rohatyn v satenu brez naramnic Howard in Mary Phipps, ki sta ob koktajlih nenehno nazdravila Anni Moffo in Robertu Sarnoffu Risu ter citirala Stevensa Joana Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerryja Zipkina Fredericka Eberstadta, Louise Melitney, Alexandre, Alexandre, Michaela Michaela Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt in Peter Sharp.

Toda slišati, kako to govorijo tisti, ki sedijo v krogu oblačil, kaj dandanes nosijo, ni niti približno tako pomembno kot to, kar se oblačijo, da slišijo.

' 'Ne grem na otvoritveno noč, da bi pogledal ljudi, ' ' je dejal Francis Goelet, ki je znatno prispeval k ponovni montaži ' 'Les Troyens, ' ', pa tudi originalna produkcija pred 10 leti. ' ' Grem pogledat opero. ' '

Pravzaprav je bila glasba mnogih v glavah, zlasti dolžina opere, ki jo bodo slišali. Nekateri so celo nameravali zapustiti opero ob 22.30. zaradi dolžine ' 'Les Troyens. ' ' ' ' No, saj veste, ' ' je rekla Roberta Peters, ki je nameravala ostati, ' 'it 's pa ne vsi &# opera x27s. ' '

Če pa bi pozorno prisluhnili tistim, ki so se udeležili včerajšnje afere, je bilo čutiti neomajno zadovoljstvo pri sodelovanju na otvoritvi. Pojavljalo se je hrepenenje po vrnitvi v sartorialno tradicijo prejšnjih časov, celo po njenem sijaju.

' 'V naši družini obstaja operna tradicija, "je dejala Molly Rockefeller. ' 'Moj mož 's mama je sedela na istem sedežu 70 let. In mislim, da se vrača stari občutek uvodnih večerov. Ljudje se želijo obleči. In jaz sem dobil toliko komplimentov za svojo obleko, da ne morem verjeti. Tako smešno je, da zapustite stanovanje tako oblečeni. ' ' Ni časa kot sedanjost

Očitno je bilo veliko tistih, ki so prišli na dogodek, da ni časa, da bi se resnično oblekli. Medtem ko so Newyorčani in obalne osebnosti ostali znotraj parametrov tradicionalnega gala okusa, so obiskovalci umaknili vse postanke.

Erlene Meredith iz Scarsdalea je nosila šifonsko ogrinjalo, okrašeno z nojem, nad svojo obleko Michaele Vollbracht in se je med vstopom z Ris & quote Stevens naslajala v luči televizijskih kamer.

Marilyn Mennello, ki je za to priložnost prišla iz Winter Parka, Florida, je nosila črno šifonsko obleko in se odpravila na svoj sedež s senatorko Paulo Hawkins s Floride, ki je nosila Yves Saint Laurent.

Sam McIntosh, ki je potoval iz Charlestona, S.C., je naredil nekaj, kar je storilo nekaj moških v množici. Nosil je črno ogrinjalo z žametnim ovratnikom, belo kravato, bel telovnik in bele otroške rokavice.

' 'I ' sem to nosil v Covent Gardenu in povsod, ' ' je rekel. ' ' Moja teta je nekoč delala pri Bernardu Baruchu in rada vidi, da sem pravilno oblečen. ' '

En moški je celo nosil zlati medaljon na traku, ki se ujema z njegovo rdečo kravato.

' ' Začelo se je pred leti kot eleganten začetek družabne sezone, "je dejal gospod Bliss. ' ' Nato je v letih 1940 's postal nekakšen cirkus. Ko je prevzel Rudolf Bing, smo manj poudarjali oblačilni vidik, ko pa ljudje gredo v skrajnost, da jim ni vseeno, kaj nosijo, kar je tako slabo kot pretirano oblačenje. ' '

' ' Odprtje je bilo nekoč tako noro, ' ' se je spomnilo Margaret Kahn Ryan, hčerke Otta Kahna, legendarnega predsednika Metropolitanske opere v času Carusa in Toscaninija. ' 'Ljudje so nosili ogromen nakit. Ozrli so se, da bi videli, kaj drugi ljudje nosijo. In včasih so pozno odšli v opero in odšli zelo zgodaj. Ljudje, ki prihajajo zdaj, so veliko bolj resni glede opere, «je zaključila.

Kljub temu je oblačenje pogosto več kot polovica zabave, če ne celo večina načrta bitke. Tudi tiste ženske, ki so rekle, da jim ne more biti manj mar za to, kar nosijo, so se nekoliko potrudile zaradi svojega videza. Preden se je začela večerja, je Bess Myerson počakala, da so vsi sedeli, si ogledala ličila v ročnem ogledalu, se dotaknila hrbta njene rdeče svilene tunike, ki je nenehno kukala, in se prepričala, da je vse na svojem mestu, se povzpela na veliko stopnišče.


OBLAČILO GALA NA METU 'S ODPRTA NOČ

Prišli so iz vse države in prinesli vse bele kravate, repe, cilindre, ogrinjala, krzna, perje in nakit, ki so jih našli. In čeprav so bile tiare v 4.000 množici, ki so praznovale 100. rojstni dan Metropolitanske opere, manjše od Vanderbiltsov, so sinočnjo otvoritev označile za najbolj glamurozno, kar se jih mnogi spomnijo.

Ob oživitvi pet ur in pol dolgih ' 'Les Troyens, ' ' večer, ki se je začel ob 5 uri in#x27 uri, so rubini, ne kamenčki, viseli iz več ušes večerja za 825 opernih zavetnikov.

Dejansko so bili diamanti, rubini in biseri red noči. Leonore Annenberg je s črno čipko in satenasto obleko Bill Blass nosila ogrlico iz rubina in diamanta ter ustrezne uhane. Kitty Carlisle Hart je nosila diamante in bisere. Roberta Peters je nosila diamante, s katerimi je poudarila svojo zlato hromljivo obleko. ' 'The Met je bil moj dom že 33 let in nikoli nisem videla toliko oblečenih ljudi na otvoritveni noči, "je dejala. ' 'To je#lepše od kavbojk. ' '

Kavbojk in drugih priložnostnih oblek ni bilo videti. Mnoge ženske, ki so se jih udeležile, so obleke posebej za to priložnost izdelali tako znani modni oblikovalci, kot so Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice in Philippe Venet.

Moški, ki so jih spremljali, so se s pogumom, slogom in duhovitostjo spoprijeli z izzivom. Robert L. B. Tobin, eden izmed dolgoletnih privržencev Met ', je nosil belo kravato in srebrni telovnik iz brokata.

' ' Nisem videl ničesar tako veličastnega, odkar se je Callas odprl v ' 'Norma ' ' v starem Met -u, ' ' je rekel.

Med tistimi, ki so se za to priložnost oblekli, je bila Susan Gutfreund, ki je oblekla obleko iz svilene tafte Ungaro in ogrinjalo Watteau s črnim perjem v laseh Mercedes Kellogg v Givenchyju Sybil Harrington v Galanosu Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller v obleki iz leopardovega šifona znamke Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, vsa v črnem Elizabeth Rohatyn v satenu brez naramnic Howard in Mary Phipps, ki sta ob koktajlih nenehno nazdravila Anni Moffo in Robertu Sarnoffu Risu ter citirala Stevensa Joana Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerryja Zipkina Fredericka Eberstadta, Louise Melitney, Alexandre, Alexandre, Michaela Michaela Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt in Peter Sharp.

Toda slišati, kako to govorijo tisti, ki sedijo v krogu oblačil, kaj dandanes nosijo, ni niti približno tako pomembno kot to, kar se oblačijo, da slišijo.

' 'Ne grem na otvoritveno noč, da bi pogledal ljudi, ' ' je dejal Francis Goelet, ki je bistveno prispeval k ponovni montaži ' 'Les Troyens, ' ', pa tudi originalna produkcija pred 10 leti. ' ' Grem pogledat opero. ' '

Pravzaprav je bila glasba mnogih v glavah, zlasti dolžina opere, ki jo bodo slišali. Nekateri so celo nameravali zapustiti opero ob 22.30. zaradi dolžine ' 'Les Troyens. ' ' ' ' No, saj veste, ' ' je rekla Roberta Peters, ki je nameravala ostati, ' 'it 's pa ne vsi &# opera x27s. ' '

Če pa bi pozorno prisluhnili tistim, ki so se udeležili sinočnje afere, je bilo čutiti neomajno zadovoljstvo pri sodelovanju na otvoritvi. Pojavilo se je hrepenenje po vrnitvi v sartorialno tradicijo iz prejšnjih časov, celo po njenem sijaju.

' ' V naši družini obstaja operna tradicija, "je dejala Molly Rockefeller. ' 'Moj mož 's mama je sedela na istem sedežu 70 let. In mislim, da se vrača stari občutek uvodnih večerov. Ljudje se želijo obleči. In jaz sem dobil toliko komplimentov za svojo obleko, da ne morem verjeti. Tako smešno je, da zapustite stanovanje tako oblečeni. ' ' Ni časa kot sedanjost

Očitno je bilo veliko tistih, ki so prišli na dogodek, da ni časa, da bi se resnično oblekli. Medtem ko so Newyorčani in obalne osebnosti ostali pri parametrih tradicionalnega gala okusa, so obiskovalci umaknili vse postanke.

Erlene Meredith iz Scarsdalea je nosila šifonsko ogrinjalo, okrašeno z nojem, nad svojo obleko Michaele Vollbracht in se je med vstopom z Ris & quote Stevens naslajala v luči televizijskih kamer.

Marilyn Mennello, ki je za to priložnost prišla iz Winter Parka, Florida, je nosila črno šifonsko obleko in se odpravila na svoj sedež s senatorko Paulo Hawkins s Floride, ki je nosila Yves Saint Laurent.

Sam McIntosh, ki je potoval iz Charlestona, S.C., je naredil nekaj, kar je storilo nekaj moških v množici. Nosil je črno ogrinjalo z žametnim ovratnikom, belo kravato, bel telovnik in bele otroške rokavice.

' 'I ' sem to nosil v Covent Gardenu in povsod, ' ' je rekel. ' ' Moja teta je nekoč delala pri Bernardu Baruchu in rada vidi, da sem pravilno oblečen. ' '

En moški je celo nosil zlati medaljon na traku, ki se je ujemal z njegovo rdečo kravato.

' ' Začelo se je pred leti kot eleganten začetek družabne sezone, "je dejal gospod Bliss. ' ' Nato je v letih 1940 's postal nekakšen cirkus. Ko je prevzel Rudolf Bing, smo manj poudarjali oblačilni vidik, ko pa ljudje pridejo do skrajnosti, da jim ni vseeno, kaj nosijo, kar je tako slabo kot pretirano oblačenje. ' '

' ' Odprtje je bilo nekoč tako noro, ' ' se je spomnilo Margaret Kahn Ryan, hčerke Otta Kahna, legendarnega predsednika Metropolitanske opere v času Carusa in Toscaninija. ' 'Ljudje so nosili ogromen nakit. Ozrli so se, da bi videli, kaj drugi ljudje nosijo. In včasih so pozno odšli v opero in odšli zelo zgodaj. Ljudje, ki prihajajo zdaj, so veliko bolj resni glede opere, «je zaključila.

Kljub temu je oblačenje pogosto več kot polovica zabave, če ne celo večina načrta bitke. Tudi tiste ženske, ki so rekle, da jim ne more biti manj mar za to, kar nosijo, so se nekoliko potrudile zaradi svojega videza. Preden se je začela večerja, je Bess Myerson počakala, da so vsi sedeli, si ogledala ličila v ročnem ogledalu, se dotaknila hrbta njene rdeče svilene tunike, ki je nenehno kukala, in se prepričala, da je vse na svojem mestu, se povzpela na veliko stopnišče.


OBLAČILO GALA NA METU 'S ODPRTA NOČ

Prišli so iz vse države in prinesli vse bele kravate, repe, cilindre, ogrinjala, krzna, perje in nakit, ki so jih našli. In čeprav so bile tiare v 4.000 množici, ki so praznovale 100. rojstni dan Metropolitanske opere, manjše od Vanderbiltsov, so sinočnjo otvoritev označile za najbolj glamurozno, kar se jih mnogi spomnijo.

Ob oživitvi pet ur in pol dolgih ' 'Les Troyens, ' ' večer, ki se je začel ob 5 uri in#x27 uri, so rubini, ne kamenčki, viseli iz več ušes večerja za 825 opernih zavetnikov.

Dejansko so bili diamanti, rubini in biseri red noči. Leonore Annenberg je s črno čipko in satenasto obleko Bill Blass nosila ogrlico iz rubina in diamanta ter ustrezne uhane. Kitty Carlisle Hart je nosila diamante in bisere. Roberta Peters je nosila diamante, s katerimi je poudarila svojo zlato hromljivo obleko. ' 'The Met je bil moj dom že 33 let in nikoli nisem videla toliko oblečenih ljudi na otvoritveni noči, "je dejala. ' 'To je#lepše od kavbojk. ' '

Kavbojk in drugih priložnostnih oblek ni bilo videti. Mnoge ženske, ki so se jih udeležile, so obleke posebej za to priložnost izdelali tako znani modni oblikovalci, kot so Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice in Philippe Venet.

Moški, ki so jih spremljali, so se s pogumom, slogom in duhovitostjo spoprijeli z izzivom. Robert L. B. Tobin, eden izmed dolgoletnih privržencev Met ', je nosil belo kravato in srebrni telovnik iz brokata.

' ' Nisem videl ničesar tako veličastnega, odkar se je Callas odprl v ' 'Norma ' ' v starem Met -u, ' ' je rekel.

Among those who dressed for the occasion were Susan Gutfreund, who swept in wearing an Ungaro silk taffeta dress and Watteau cape with black feathers in her hair Mercedes Kellogg in Givenchy Sybil Harrington in Galanos Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller in a leopard-print chiffon dress by Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, all in black Elizabeth Rohatyn in strapless satin Howard and Mary Phipps, who continually toasted the occasion during cocktails Anna Moffo and Robert Sarnoff Ris"e Stevens Joan Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerry Zipkin Frederick Eberstadt, Louise Melhado, Alexandra Whitney, Michael V. Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt and Peter Sharp.

But to hear those who sit in the dress circle tell it, what they wear is not half as important these days as what they dress to hear.

''I don't go to opening night to look at the people,'' said Francis Goelet, who contributed substantially to the remounting of ''Les Troyens,'' as well as to the original production 10 years ago. ''I go to look at the opera.''

In fact, music was uppermost in the minds of many, specifically the length of the opera they were going to hear. Some people even planned to leave the opera at 10:30 P.M. because of the length of ''Les Troyens.'' ''Well, you know,'' said Roberta Peters, who planned to stay, ''it's not everybody's opera.''

Still, if one listened closely to those who attended last night's affair, one could sense unabashed pleasure in participating in opening night. What emerged was a yearning for a return to the sartorial tradition of earlier times, even some of its splendor.

''There's a tradition of opera in our family,'' said Molly Rockefeller. ''My husband's mother sat in the same seat for 70 years. And I think the old feeling of opening nights is coming back. People want to dress up. And I've gotten so many compliments on my dress, I can't believe it. It's so funny leaving your apartment dressed this way.'' No Time Like the Present

Many of the out-of-towners who came for the event apparently felt that there was no time like the present to really dress. While New Yorkers and the bicoastal personalities stayed within the parameters of traditional gala taste, visitors pulled out all the stops.

Erlene Meredith of Scarsdale wore a chiffon cape trimmed with ostrich over her Michaele Vollbracht gown and basked in the light of the television camera crews as she walked in with Ris"e Stevens.

Marilyn Mennello, who came from Winter Park, Fla., for the occasion, wore a black chiffon dress and walked to her seat with Senator Paula Hawkins of Florida, who wore a Yves Saint Laurent.

And Sam McIntosh, who traveled from Charleston, S.C., did what a few men in the crowd did. He wore a black cape with a velvet collar, a white tie, white pique vest and white kid gloves.

''I've worn this at Covent Garden and everywhere,'' he said. ''My aunt used to work for Bernard Baruch and likes to see that I'm properly attired.''

One man even wore a gold medallion on a ribbon to match his red tie.

''It started out years ago as an elegant launching of the social season,'' Mr. Bliss said. ''Then, in the 1940's, it became a sort of circus. When Rudolf Bing took over, we laid less stress on the dressy aspect but when people go to an extreme of not caring about what they wear that is as bad as overdressing.''

''The opening used to be so crazy,'' recalled Margaret Kahn Ryan, the daughter of Otto Kahn, the legendary president of the Metropolitan Opera Company in the days of Caruso and Toscanini. ''People used to wear tremendous jewlery. They would look round to see what other people were wearing. And they used to drift in late to the opera itself and leave very early. The people who come now are much more serious about opera,'' she concluded.

Still, getting dressed is often more than half the fun if not most of the battle plan. And even those women who said they couldn't have cared less about what they wore took some pains with their appearance. Before dinner began Bess Myerson waited for everyone to be seated, inspected her makeup in a hand mirror, touched the back of her red silk tunic, which kept peeping open and, assured everything was in place, ascended the grand staircase.


GALA DRESSING AT THE MET'S OPENING NIGHT

They came from all over the country and they brought all the white ties, tails, top hats, capes, furs, feathers and jewelry they could find. And even if tiaras were scarcer than Vanderbilts in the crowd of 4,000 that celebrated the Metropolitan Opera's 100th birthday, last night's opening qualified as the most glamorous that many could remember.

Rubies, not rhinestones, dangled from more than a few ears at the revival of the five-and-a-half-hour-long ''Les Troyens,'' an evening that began with a 5 oɼlock dinner for 825 opera patrons.

Indeed, diamonds, rubies and pearls were the order of the night. Leonore Annenberg wore a ruby and diamond necklace and matching earrings with her black lace and satin Bill Blass dress. Kitty Carlisle Hart wore diamonds and pearls. Roberta Peters just wore diamonds to highlight her gold lame dress. ''The Met has been my home for 33 years and I've never seen so many dressed-up people on opening night,'' she said. ''It's much nicer than jeans.''

Jeans and other kinds of casual dress were not to be seen. Many of the women who attended had their dresses made specially for the occasion by such well-known fashion designers as Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice and Philippe Venet.

And the men who escorted them met the challenge with courage, style and wit. Robert L. B. Tobin, one of the Met's longstanding supporters, wore a white tie and a silver brocade vest.

''I haven't seen anything this grand since Callas opened in ''Norma'' at the old Met,'' he said.

Among those who dressed for the occasion were Susan Gutfreund, who swept in wearing an Ungaro silk taffeta dress and Watteau cape with black feathers in her hair Mercedes Kellogg in Givenchy Sybil Harrington in Galanos Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller in a leopard-print chiffon dress by Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, all in black Elizabeth Rohatyn in strapless satin Howard and Mary Phipps, who continually toasted the occasion during cocktails Anna Moffo and Robert Sarnoff Ris"e Stevens Joan Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerry Zipkin Frederick Eberstadt, Louise Melhado, Alexandra Whitney, Michael V. Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt and Peter Sharp.

But to hear those who sit in the dress circle tell it, what they wear is not half as important these days as what they dress to hear.

''I don't go to opening night to look at the people,'' said Francis Goelet, who contributed substantially to the remounting of ''Les Troyens,'' as well as to the original production 10 years ago. ''I go to look at the opera.''

In fact, music was uppermost in the minds of many, specifically the length of the opera they were going to hear. Some people even planned to leave the opera at 10:30 P.M. because of the length of ''Les Troyens.'' ''Well, you know,'' said Roberta Peters, who planned to stay, ''it's not everybody's opera.''

Still, if one listened closely to those who attended last night's affair, one could sense unabashed pleasure in participating in opening night. What emerged was a yearning for a return to the sartorial tradition of earlier times, even some of its splendor.

''There's a tradition of opera in our family,'' said Molly Rockefeller. ''My husband's mother sat in the same seat for 70 years. And I think the old feeling of opening nights is coming back. People want to dress up. And I've gotten so many compliments on my dress, I can't believe it. It's so funny leaving your apartment dressed this way.'' No Time Like the Present

Many of the out-of-towners who came for the event apparently felt that there was no time like the present to really dress. While New Yorkers and the bicoastal personalities stayed within the parameters of traditional gala taste, visitors pulled out all the stops.

Erlene Meredith of Scarsdale wore a chiffon cape trimmed with ostrich over her Michaele Vollbracht gown and basked in the light of the television camera crews as she walked in with Ris"e Stevens.

Marilyn Mennello, who came from Winter Park, Fla., for the occasion, wore a black chiffon dress and walked to her seat with Senator Paula Hawkins of Florida, who wore a Yves Saint Laurent.

And Sam McIntosh, who traveled from Charleston, S.C., did what a few men in the crowd did. He wore a black cape with a velvet collar, a white tie, white pique vest and white kid gloves.

''I've worn this at Covent Garden and everywhere,'' he said. ''My aunt used to work for Bernard Baruch and likes to see that I'm properly attired.''

One man even wore a gold medallion on a ribbon to match his red tie.

''It started out years ago as an elegant launching of the social season,'' Mr. Bliss said. ''Then, in the 1940's, it became a sort of circus. When Rudolf Bing took over, we laid less stress on the dressy aspect but when people go to an extreme of not caring about what they wear that is as bad as overdressing.''

''The opening used to be so crazy,'' recalled Margaret Kahn Ryan, the daughter of Otto Kahn, the legendary president of the Metropolitan Opera Company in the days of Caruso and Toscanini. ''People used to wear tremendous jewlery. They would look round to see what other people were wearing. And they used to drift in late to the opera itself and leave very early. The people who come now are much more serious about opera,'' she concluded.

Still, getting dressed is often more than half the fun if not most of the battle plan. And even those women who said they couldn't have cared less about what they wore took some pains with their appearance. Before dinner began Bess Myerson waited for everyone to be seated, inspected her makeup in a hand mirror, touched the back of her red silk tunic, which kept peeping open and, assured everything was in place, ascended the grand staircase.


GALA DRESSING AT THE MET'S OPENING NIGHT

They came from all over the country and they brought all the white ties, tails, top hats, capes, furs, feathers and jewelry they could find. And even if tiaras were scarcer than Vanderbilts in the crowd of 4,000 that celebrated the Metropolitan Opera's 100th birthday, last night's opening qualified as the most glamorous that many could remember.

Rubies, not rhinestones, dangled from more than a few ears at the revival of the five-and-a-half-hour-long ''Les Troyens,'' an evening that began with a 5 oɼlock dinner for 825 opera patrons.

Indeed, diamonds, rubies and pearls were the order of the night. Leonore Annenberg wore a ruby and diamond necklace and matching earrings with her black lace and satin Bill Blass dress. Kitty Carlisle Hart wore diamonds and pearls. Roberta Peters just wore diamonds to highlight her gold lame dress. ''The Met has been my home for 33 years and I've never seen so many dressed-up people on opening night,'' she said. ''It's much nicer than jeans.''

Jeans and other kinds of casual dress were not to be seen. Many of the women who attended had their dresses made specially for the occasion by such well-known fashion designers as Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice and Philippe Venet.

And the men who escorted them met the challenge with courage, style and wit. Robert L. B. Tobin, one of the Met's longstanding supporters, wore a white tie and a silver brocade vest.

''I haven't seen anything this grand since Callas opened in ''Norma'' at the old Met,'' he said.

Among those who dressed for the occasion were Susan Gutfreund, who swept in wearing an Ungaro silk taffeta dress and Watteau cape with black feathers in her hair Mercedes Kellogg in Givenchy Sybil Harrington in Galanos Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller in a leopard-print chiffon dress by Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, all in black Elizabeth Rohatyn in strapless satin Howard and Mary Phipps, who continually toasted the occasion during cocktails Anna Moffo and Robert Sarnoff Ris"e Stevens Joan Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerry Zipkin Frederick Eberstadt, Louise Melhado, Alexandra Whitney, Michael V. Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt and Peter Sharp.

But to hear those who sit in the dress circle tell it, what they wear is not half as important these days as what they dress to hear.

''I don't go to opening night to look at the people,'' said Francis Goelet, who contributed substantially to the remounting of ''Les Troyens,'' as well as to the original production 10 years ago. ''I go to look at the opera.''

In fact, music was uppermost in the minds of many, specifically the length of the opera they were going to hear. Some people even planned to leave the opera at 10:30 P.M. because of the length of ''Les Troyens.'' ''Well, you know,'' said Roberta Peters, who planned to stay, ''it's not everybody's opera.''

Still, if one listened closely to those who attended last night's affair, one could sense unabashed pleasure in participating in opening night. What emerged was a yearning for a return to the sartorial tradition of earlier times, even some of its splendor.

''There's a tradition of opera in our family,'' said Molly Rockefeller. ''My husband's mother sat in the same seat for 70 years. And I think the old feeling of opening nights is coming back. People want to dress up. And I've gotten so many compliments on my dress, I can't believe it. It's so funny leaving your apartment dressed this way.'' No Time Like the Present

Many of the out-of-towners who came for the event apparently felt that there was no time like the present to really dress. While New Yorkers and the bicoastal personalities stayed within the parameters of traditional gala taste, visitors pulled out all the stops.

Erlene Meredith of Scarsdale wore a chiffon cape trimmed with ostrich over her Michaele Vollbracht gown and basked in the light of the television camera crews as she walked in with Ris"e Stevens.

Marilyn Mennello, who came from Winter Park, Fla., for the occasion, wore a black chiffon dress and walked to her seat with Senator Paula Hawkins of Florida, who wore a Yves Saint Laurent.

And Sam McIntosh, who traveled from Charleston, S.C., did what a few men in the crowd did. He wore a black cape with a velvet collar, a white tie, white pique vest and white kid gloves.

''I've worn this at Covent Garden and everywhere,'' he said. ''My aunt used to work for Bernard Baruch and likes to see that I'm properly attired.''

One man even wore a gold medallion on a ribbon to match his red tie.

''It started out years ago as an elegant launching of the social season,'' Mr. Bliss said. ''Then, in the 1940's, it became a sort of circus. When Rudolf Bing took over, we laid less stress on the dressy aspect but when people go to an extreme of not caring about what they wear that is as bad as overdressing.''

''The opening used to be so crazy,'' recalled Margaret Kahn Ryan, the daughter of Otto Kahn, the legendary president of the Metropolitan Opera Company in the days of Caruso and Toscanini. ''People used to wear tremendous jewlery. They would look round to see what other people were wearing. And they used to drift in late to the opera itself and leave very early. The people who come now are much more serious about opera,'' she concluded.

Still, getting dressed is often more than half the fun if not most of the battle plan. And even those women who said they couldn't have cared less about what they wore took some pains with their appearance. Before dinner began Bess Myerson waited for everyone to be seated, inspected her makeup in a hand mirror, touched the back of her red silk tunic, which kept peeping open and, assured everything was in place, ascended the grand staircase.


GALA DRESSING AT THE MET'S OPENING NIGHT

They came from all over the country and they brought all the white ties, tails, top hats, capes, furs, feathers and jewelry they could find. And even if tiaras were scarcer than Vanderbilts in the crowd of 4,000 that celebrated the Metropolitan Opera's 100th birthday, last night's opening qualified as the most glamorous that many could remember.

Rubies, not rhinestones, dangled from more than a few ears at the revival of the five-and-a-half-hour-long ''Les Troyens,'' an evening that began with a 5 oɼlock dinner for 825 opera patrons.

Indeed, diamonds, rubies and pearls were the order of the night. Leonore Annenberg wore a ruby and diamond necklace and matching earrings with her black lace and satin Bill Blass dress. Kitty Carlisle Hart wore diamonds and pearls. Roberta Peters just wore diamonds to highlight her gold lame dress. ''The Met has been my home for 33 years and I've never seen so many dressed-up people on opening night,'' she said. ''It's much nicer than jeans.''

Jeans and other kinds of casual dress were not to be seen. Many of the women who attended had their dresses made specially for the occasion by such well-known fashion designers as Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice and Philippe Venet.

And the men who escorted them met the challenge with courage, style and wit. Robert L. B. Tobin, one of the Met's longstanding supporters, wore a white tie and a silver brocade vest.

''I haven't seen anything this grand since Callas opened in ''Norma'' at the old Met,'' he said.

Among those who dressed for the occasion were Susan Gutfreund, who swept in wearing an Ungaro silk taffeta dress and Watteau cape with black feathers in her hair Mercedes Kellogg in Givenchy Sybil Harrington in Galanos Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller in a leopard-print chiffon dress by Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, all in black Elizabeth Rohatyn in strapless satin Howard and Mary Phipps, who continually toasted the occasion during cocktails Anna Moffo and Robert Sarnoff Ris"e Stevens Joan Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerry Zipkin Frederick Eberstadt, Louise Melhado, Alexandra Whitney, Michael V. Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt and Peter Sharp.

But to hear those who sit in the dress circle tell it, what they wear is not half as important these days as what they dress to hear.

''I don't go to opening night to look at the people,'' said Francis Goelet, who contributed substantially to the remounting of ''Les Troyens,'' as well as to the original production 10 years ago. ''I go to look at the opera.''

In fact, music was uppermost in the minds of many, specifically the length of the opera they were going to hear. Some people even planned to leave the opera at 10:30 P.M. because of the length of ''Les Troyens.'' ''Well, you know,'' said Roberta Peters, who planned to stay, ''it's not everybody's opera.''

Still, if one listened closely to those who attended last night's affair, one could sense unabashed pleasure in participating in opening night. What emerged was a yearning for a return to the sartorial tradition of earlier times, even some of its splendor.

''There's a tradition of opera in our family,'' said Molly Rockefeller. ''My husband's mother sat in the same seat for 70 years. And I think the old feeling of opening nights is coming back. People want to dress up. And I've gotten so many compliments on my dress, I can't believe it. It's so funny leaving your apartment dressed this way.'' No Time Like the Present

Many of the out-of-towners who came for the event apparently felt that there was no time like the present to really dress. While New Yorkers and the bicoastal personalities stayed within the parameters of traditional gala taste, visitors pulled out all the stops.

Erlene Meredith of Scarsdale wore a chiffon cape trimmed with ostrich over her Michaele Vollbracht gown and basked in the light of the television camera crews as she walked in with Ris"e Stevens.

Marilyn Mennello, who came from Winter Park, Fla., for the occasion, wore a black chiffon dress and walked to her seat with Senator Paula Hawkins of Florida, who wore a Yves Saint Laurent.

And Sam McIntosh, who traveled from Charleston, S.C., did what a few men in the crowd did. He wore a black cape with a velvet collar, a white tie, white pique vest and white kid gloves.

''I've worn this at Covent Garden and everywhere,'' he said. ''My aunt used to work for Bernard Baruch and likes to see that I'm properly attired.''

One man even wore a gold medallion on a ribbon to match his red tie.

''It started out years ago as an elegant launching of the social season,'' Mr. Bliss said. ''Then, in the 1940's, it became a sort of circus. When Rudolf Bing took over, we laid less stress on the dressy aspect but when people go to an extreme of not caring about what they wear that is as bad as overdressing.''

''The opening used to be so crazy,'' recalled Margaret Kahn Ryan, the daughter of Otto Kahn, the legendary president of the Metropolitan Opera Company in the days of Caruso and Toscanini. ''People used to wear tremendous jewlery. They would look round to see what other people were wearing. And they used to drift in late to the opera itself and leave very early. The people who come now are much more serious about opera,'' she concluded.

Still, getting dressed is often more than half the fun if not most of the battle plan. And even those women who said they couldn't have cared less about what they wore took some pains with their appearance. Before dinner began Bess Myerson waited for everyone to be seated, inspected her makeup in a hand mirror, touched the back of her red silk tunic, which kept peeping open and, assured everything was in place, ascended the grand staircase.


GALA DRESSING AT THE MET'S OPENING NIGHT

They came from all over the country and they brought all the white ties, tails, top hats, capes, furs, feathers and jewelry they could find. And even if tiaras were scarcer than Vanderbilts in the crowd of 4,000 that celebrated the Metropolitan Opera's 100th birthday, last night's opening qualified as the most glamorous that many could remember.

Rubies, not rhinestones, dangled from more than a few ears at the revival of the five-and-a-half-hour-long ''Les Troyens,'' an evening that began with a 5 oɼlock dinner for 825 opera patrons.

Indeed, diamonds, rubies and pearls were the order of the night. Leonore Annenberg wore a ruby and diamond necklace and matching earrings with her black lace and satin Bill Blass dress. Kitty Carlisle Hart wore diamonds and pearls. Roberta Peters just wore diamonds to highlight her gold lame dress. ''The Met has been my home for 33 years and I've never seen so many dressed-up people on opening night,'' she said. ''It's much nicer than jeans.''

Jeans and other kinds of casual dress were not to be seen. Many of the women who attended had their dresses made specially for the occasion by such well-known fashion designers as Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice and Philippe Venet.

And the men who escorted them met the challenge with courage, style and wit. Robert L. B. Tobin, one of the Met's longstanding supporters, wore a white tie and a silver brocade vest.

''I haven't seen anything this grand since Callas opened in ''Norma'' at the old Met,'' he said.

Among those who dressed for the occasion were Susan Gutfreund, who swept in wearing an Ungaro silk taffeta dress and Watteau cape with black feathers in her hair Mercedes Kellogg in Givenchy Sybil Harrington in Galanos Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller in a leopard-print chiffon dress by Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, all in black Elizabeth Rohatyn in strapless satin Howard and Mary Phipps, who continually toasted the occasion during cocktails Anna Moffo and Robert Sarnoff Ris"e Stevens Joan Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerry Zipkin Frederick Eberstadt, Louise Melhado, Alexandra Whitney, Michael V. Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt and Peter Sharp.

But to hear those who sit in the dress circle tell it, what they wear is not half as important these days as what they dress to hear.

''I don't go to opening night to look at the people,'' said Francis Goelet, who contributed substantially to the remounting of ''Les Troyens,'' as well as to the original production 10 years ago. ''I go to look at the opera.''

In fact, music was uppermost in the minds of many, specifically the length of the opera they were going to hear. Some people even planned to leave the opera at 10:30 P.M. because of the length of ''Les Troyens.'' ''Well, you know,'' said Roberta Peters, who planned to stay, ''it's not everybody's opera.''

Still, if one listened closely to those who attended last night's affair, one could sense unabashed pleasure in participating in opening night. What emerged was a yearning for a return to the sartorial tradition of earlier times, even some of its splendor.

''There's a tradition of opera in our family,'' said Molly Rockefeller. ''My husband's mother sat in the same seat for 70 years. And I think the old feeling of opening nights is coming back. People want to dress up. And I've gotten so many compliments on my dress, I can't believe it. It's so funny leaving your apartment dressed this way.'' No Time Like the Present

Many of the out-of-towners who came for the event apparently felt that there was no time like the present to really dress. While New Yorkers and the bicoastal personalities stayed within the parameters of traditional gala taste, visitors pulled out all the stops.

Erlene Meredith of Scarsdale wore a chiffon cape trimmed with ostrich over her Michaele Vollbracht gown and basked in the light of the television camera crews as she walked in with Ris"e Stevens.

Marilyn Mennello, who came from Winter Park, Fla., for the occasion, wore a black chiffon dress and walked to her seat with Senator Paula Hawkins of Florida, who wore a Yves Saint Laurent.

And Sam McIntosh, who traveled from Charleston, S.C., did what a few men in the crowd did. He wore a black cape with a velvet collar, a white tie, white pique vest and white kid gloves.

''I've worn this at Covent Garden and everywhere,'' he said. ''My aunt used to work for Bernard Baruch and likes to see that I'm properly attired.''

One man even wore a gold medallion on a ribbon to match his red tie.

''It started out years ago as an elegant launching of the social season,'' Mr. Bliss said. ''Then, in the 1940's, it became a sort of circus. When Rudolf Bing took over, we laid less stress on the dressy aspect but when people go to an extreme of not caring about what they wear that is as bad as overdressing.''

''The opening used to be so crazy,'' recalled Margaret Kahn Ryan, the daughter of Otto Kahn, the legendary president of the Metropolitan Opera Company in the days of Caruso and Toscanini. ''People used to wear tremendous jewlery. They would look round to see what other people were wearing. And they used to drift in late to the opera itself and leave very early. The people who come now are much more serious about opera,'' she concluded.

Still, getting dressed is often more than half the fun if not most of the battle plan. And even those women who said they couldn't have cared less about what they wore took some pains with their appearance. Before dinner began Bess Myerson waited for everyone to be seated, inspected her makeup in a hand mirror, touched the back of her red silk tunic, which kept peeping open and, assured everything was in place, ascended the grand staircase.


GALA DRESSING AT THE MET'S OPENING NIGHT

They came from all over the country and they brought all the white ties, tails, top hats, capes, furs, feathers and jewelry they could find. And even if tiaras were scarcer than Vanderbilts in the crowd of 4,000 that celebrated the Metropolitan Opera's 100th birthday, last night's opening qualified as the most glamorous that many could remember.

Rubies, not rhinestones, dangled from more than a few ears at the revival of the five-and-a-half-hour-long ''Les Troyens,'' an evening that began with a 5 oɼlock dinner for 825 opera patrons.

Indeed, diamonds, rubies and pearls were the order of the night. Leonore Annenberg wore a ruby and diamond necklace and matching earrings with her black lace and satin Bill Blass dress. Kitty Carlisle Hart wore diamonds and pearls. Roberta Peters just wore diamonds to highlight her gold lame dress. ''The Met has been my home for 33 years and I've never seen so many dressed-up people on opening night,'' she said. ''It's much nicer than jeans.''

Jeans and other kinds of casual dress were not to be seen. Many of the women who attended had their dresses made specially for the occasion by such well-known fashion designers as Adolfo, Bill Blass, Galanos, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Fabrice and Philippe Venet.

And the men who escorted them met the challenge with courage, style and wit. Robert L. B. Tobin, one of the Met's longstanding supporters, wore a white tie and a silver brocade vest.

''I haven't seen anything this grand since Callas opened in ''Norma'' at the old Met,'' he said.

Among those who dressed for the occasion were Susan Gutfreund, who swept in wearing an Ungaro silk taffeta dress and Watteau cape with black feathers in her hair Mercedes Kellogg in Givenchy Sybil Harrington in Galanos Alex Gregory Molly Rockefeller in a leopard-print chiffon dress by Mollie Parnis Jane Wrightsman, all in black Elizabeth Rohatyn in strapless satin Howard and Mary Phipps, who continually toasted the occasion during cocktails Anna Moffo and Robert Sarnoff Ris"e Stevens Joan Fontaine Nan Kempner Judy Peabody Jerry Zipkin Frederick Eberstadt, Louise Melhado, Alexandra Whitney, Michael V. Forrestal, Sally Bliss, Beatrice Guthrie, Laurinda de Roulet, Suzie Frankfurt and Peter Sharp.

But to hear those who sit in the dress circle tell it, what they wear is not half as important these days as what they dress to hear.

''I don't go to opening night to look at the people,'' said Francis Goelet, who contributed substantially to the remounting of ''Les Troyens,'' as well as to the original production 10 years ago. ''I go to look at the opera.''

In fact, music was uppermost in the minds of many, specifically the length of the opera they were going to hear. Some people even planned to leave the opera at 10:30 P.M. because of the length of ''Les Troyens.'' ''Well, you know,'' said Roberta Peters, who planned to stay, ''it's not everybody's opera.''

Still, if one listened closely to those who attended last night's affair, one could sense unabashed pleasure in participating in opening night. What emerged was a yearning for a return to the sartorial tradition of earlier times, even some of its splendor.

''There's a tradition of opera in our family,'' said Molly Rockefeller. ''My husband's mother sat in the same seat for 70 years. And I think the old feeling of opening nights is coming back. People want to dress up. And I've gotten so many compliments on my dress, I can't believe it. It's so funny leaving your apartment dressed this way.'' No Time Like the Present

Many of the out-of-towners who came for the event apparently felt that there was no time like the present to really dress. While New Yorkers and the bicoastal personalities stayed within the parameters of traditional gala taste, visitors pulled out all the stops.

Erlene Meredith of Scarsdale wore a chiffon cape trimmed with ostrich over her Michaele Vollbracht gown and basked in the light of the television camera crews as she walked in with Ris"e Stevens.

Marilyn Mennello, who came from Winter Park, Fla., for the occasion, wore a black chiffon dress and walked to her seat with Senator Paula Hawkins of Florida, who wore a Yves Saint Laurent.

And Sam McIntosh, who traveled from Charleston, S.C., did what a few men in the crowd did. He wore a black cape with a velvet collar, a white tie, white pique vest and white kid gloves.

''I've worn this at Covent Garden and everywhere,'' he said. ''My aunt used to work for Bernard Baruch and likes to see that I'm properly attired.''

One man even wore a gold medallion on a ribbon to match his red tie.

''It started out years ago as an elegant launching of the social season,'' Mr. Bliss said. ''Then, in the 1940's, it became a sort of circus. When Rudolf Bing took over, we laid less stress on the dressy aspect but when people go to an extreme of not caring about what they wear that is as bad as overdressing.''

''The opening used to be so crazy,'' recalled Margaret Kahn Ryan, the daughter of Otto Kahn, the legendary president of the Metropolitan Opera Company in the days of Caruso and Toscanini. ''People used to wear tremendous jewlery. They would look round to see what other people were wearing. And they used to drift in late to the opera itself and leave very early. The people who come now are much more serious about opera,'' she concluded.

Still, getting dressed is often more than half the fun if not most of the battle plan. And even those women who said they couldn't have cared less about what they wore took some pains with their appearance. Before dinner began Bess Myerson waited for everyone to be seated, inspected her makeup in a hand mirror, touched the back of her red silk tunic, which kept peeping open and, assured everything was in place, ascended the grand staircase.


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