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Dressing Eloisa Maturen, a.k.a. Mrs. Dudamel

October 2, 2009 | 10:30 am


Two years ago, when designer Angel Sanchez met Eloísa Maturén backstage at Carnegie Hall, where her conductor husband, Gustavo Dudamel, was performing, his first thought was, "I would love to dress her!"

Sanchez and the petite former ballerina quickly formed a designer-muse relationship in which both are inspired by their Venezuelan roots and love of bold color. For her husband's inaugural concert with the L.A. Philharmonic as its music director on Thursday, the 29-year-old Maturén commissioned Sanchez to create a memorable dress.

Read the story from Image writer Melissa Magsaysay here.

Photo: Angel Sanchez and Eloísa Maturén take a mock-up of her gala dress for a test drive. Credit: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times