"I cannot clothe them! I need models!"
This controversial comment was allegedly uttered by Miuccia Prada, when she saw the ‘curvy’ (non-singing) extras who required costumes for the Met's upcoming production of Giuseppe Verdi's Attila. The extras will now be recast, according to New York Fashion mag.
We wonder whether it is slightly arrogant to cast dancers based on whether they fit into Prada clothes versus their performance merit? Perhaps you can be the judge! Remember the extras were not being judged on their singing voices…
Generally culture and couture usually go hand-in-hand, for instance Karl Lagerfeld’s show-stopping outfits for the English National Ballet's Ballet Russes were utterly magnificent (click here for our report in June).