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Exhibition: ‘Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier’


On show at the Design Museum in London

Design Museum, London

The exhibition ‘Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier’’ is on show at the Design Museum in London from the 10th May to the 7th October 2018.

Conceived and co-curated with Monsieur Alaïa before his death in November 2017, the exhibition charts his incredible journey from sculptor to couturier, his nonconformist nature and his infectious energy for fashion, friendship and the female body.

Unlike many of his contemporaries, Alaïa personally constructed each garment by hand and refused to bow to the pressures of fashion week deadlines, instead working to his own schedule. His collaborative approach earned him an esteemed client list, including Greta Garbo, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama and Rihanna.

Rather than a retrospective, the show interlaces stories of his life and career alongside personally selected garments, ranging from the rare to the iconic and spanning the early 1980s to his most recent collection in 2017.

For more information, visit the event page on the Design Museum website.