EDGES OF INFINITY
until February 29, 2020
The whole of Vienna is dancing towards the highlight of the ball season: at this year’s Vienna Opera Ball, the radiant debutantes vying to outshine each other will be wearing a Swarovski tiara designed by Monsieur Christian Lacroix. This superb headpiece is on display now in the Swarovski Kristallwelten Store in Kärntner Straße – in a setting designed by the artist Philipp Fürhofer, which also includes a fascinating special effect.
The legendary French designer Christian Lacroix took his inspiration from the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute.”
Berlin painter and stage designer Philipp Fürhofer takes up the idea of the starry sky, and also the ambivalence of the Queen of the Night, in his installation: “A key theme of The Magic Flute is the ambivalence of good and evil, the two sides of the Queen of the Night. Similarly, the art space at the Store has two different aspects, created using a two-way mirror, with the Swarovski tiara in the center; the fiery Queen of the Night appears, enthroned on the crescent moon, covering the sun with her cloak of stars, and reveals the infinity of the cosmos.”
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