Peter Davis' Status Update: Miuccia to the Met -- Models Only!

Peter Davis

Miuccia Prada is in Manhattan today designing costumes for the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming spring production of Giuseppe Verdi's Attila. Prada met the women who had been cast months ago as supernumeraries (a non-singing actor or extra). My spy at the Met told me that Prada took one glance at the women and groaned: "I cannot clothe them! I need models!" So now the Metropolitan Opera is conducting model castings to please La Prada. "Employing models is ridiculous," says my source. "Being a supernumerary is about how you move, not how you look."

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