The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the United States premiere of Il Teatro Alla Moda – Theater in Fashion, the first exhibition to explore Italy’s famous haute couture designers and their impact on the stages of opera, dance and theater. Over 80 costumes, sketches and drawings from Giorgio Armani, Roberto Capucci, Enrico Coveri, Fendi, Alberta Ferretti, Romeo Gigli, Antonio Marras, Missoni, Emanuel Ungaro, Valentino and Gianni Versace will be on display in Beverly Hills to celebrate the current transformation of the Italian Renaissance Beverly Hills Post Office into a distinctive performing arts venue and to honor the designers’ contributions to the performing arts. The exhibition will have a limited 4-week run from October 14 to November 13, 2011. While the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is under construction, the exhibit will be on display at 253 North Beverly Drive on the ground floor of the new MGM Place, which will be converted into a temporary gallery. Hours are Monday-Friday noon- 7 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a $10 suggested donation for the exhibition. The Annenberg will open in the Fall 2013.
“Il Teatro alla Moda,” through Nov. 13, 253 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. Noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $10; children under 12 and students with valid ID are free. Admission on Wednesdays is free.