Women’s Wear Daily
04.19.2014
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Fashion Scoops: More Met... Love Fest... Team Tori...

The bold-faced names expected to attend Monday's Costume Institute gala at New York's Metropolitan Opera House keep rolling in.

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TEAM TORI: Piano songstress Tori Amos performed an intimate set Tuesday night at the "American Idol"-meets-karaoke bar Spotlight Live in Times Square to kick off the release of her latest album, "American Doll Posse." Music industry folk and fans were treated to a 30-minute sampling of the multipersona album (American Doll Posse members are Tori, Pip, Isabel, Santa and Clyde — all of whom are different figments of Amos' imagination). Each comes with her own personality and style, from glamour girl to rocker chick. And each has her own namesake cocktail (Tori's is a Champagne cocktail with passion fruit). The show was broadcast live on Sirius Satellite Radio, but performed by Tori only: "The girls are off practicing the piano, I had to crack the whip," she joked.

OPERA ASCENDANT: Models Jessica Stam and May Anderson are not your typical operagoers, but the two showed up for the world premiere of "Orfeo ed Euridice" at the Metropolitan Opera Wednesday night. That should please general manager Peter Gelb, who's pushing to get younger crowds into the opera — and this contemporary version of "Orfeo" ought to help his cause. Afterward, director Mark Morris was blasé about his Met debut. "It's not like it's the end of my life," said the bad-boy choreographer, who had just seen his third incarnation of Gluck's opera. "I did it for Jimmy Levine," he said, referring to the legendary conductor. Designer Isaac Mizrahi, who did the costumes, showed more emotion. "I was so nervous!" he said. Meanwhile, well-wishers, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, crowded into the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier to congratulate Morris and his team.
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