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10 February 2024

Lena Hoschek's couture by Thomas Kirchgrabner at the Vienna Opera Ball evokes the Golden Age of Hollywood


The fashion coverage of the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria looks similar to the red carpet reports of the Oscar gala in Hollywood. From rankings of the best and worst gowns to insights into who created which gown and how the gown was paired with fine jewelry and shoes, the format is pretty much the same and attracts magazine readers as well as television viewers.

The Vienna Opera Ball is the most important red carpet event for ball gowns in Austria, where the outfits of the guests from politics, business, entertainment,... sometimes play more than a supporting role; especially when the celebrity is one of the most important Austrian fashion designers. Lena Hoschek of the eponymous brand stunned attendees at the Vienna Opera Ball with a dazzling couture gown of golden sequins. The gown, personally tailored by the director of the brand's couture line Thomas Kirchgrabner, showcased masterful craftsmanship and was inspired by Kirchgrabner's first couture creation for 'Lena Hoschek Atelier' in the early 2010s (more about the line at https://www.lenahoschek.com/en/labels/lena-hoschek-atelier). Over the years, Thomas Kirchgrabner has won awards such as the Vienna Fashion Award in the 'Designer of the Year' category and is known for creating evening wear for celebrity red carpet appearances and stage costumes for musicians.

Lena Hoschek's gown at the Vienna Opera Ball, with its extravagant draping and timeless elegance, may remind some of the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1940s. The evening dress exudes a radiant charm with a golden sheen that changes between champagne and silver tones depending on the lighting. Hoschek's ensemble was further enhanced by glamorous jewelry from Bucherer Fine Jewelry, including white gold diamond earrings and a diamond ring.

Image: Lena Hoschek wears a creation by couturier Thomas Kirchgrabner at the Vienna Opera Ball on February 8, 2024. Photo: "picturesborn" Helga Nessler.



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