“I grew up in a small town but my aunt promised me that when I turn 16, she would take me to the Opera in Budapest. I couldn’t wait!
Aunt Lili was a seamstress and she would get orders from Budapest as well. She knew the latest fashion trends and her studio was a paradise filled with beautiful fabrics. For my 16th birthday, she made this lovely black velvet dress for me to wear at the Opera. My grandson later made this photo of me on his computer and now this lovely dress is waiting for my sweet granddaughter to turn 16 too.”