If no one else has stolen this lede for Aida, we will: Costumes Almost As Loud as Singers. British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes [link to her page, but as we write this, hacked by taunting Serbs, how fun!] designed the sets and costumes, and she likes turquoise and periwinkle and shiny orange and gold. It's a pleasure to contemplate the elaborate outfits. That gold lamé skirt that the guards wear? Want.