Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

 Azzedine Alaïa, photography credit : Peter Lindbergh

Azzedine Alaïa, photography credit : Peter Lindbergh

The Design Museum in London is presenting an exhibition exploring the work and unique talent of Azzedine Alaïa, conceived and co-curated by Monsieur Alaïa prior to his death in November 2017. One of the most respected fashion designers in history, Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier exhibition comprises designs stretching throughout Alaïa’s career from the early 1980s to his last creations, with over 60 rare and iconic garments spanning Alaïa’s esteemed career on display alongside a series of specially commissioned pieces by leading designers.

Including the zipped dress, the bandage dress, the corset belt, the stretch body, perforated leather, as well as iconic pieces made in his early years as a couturier, always with an eye to magnify a woman’s body.

The exhibition is presented against a backdrop of photography illustrating his life and personal quotes that provide insights into Monsieur Alaïa’s integrity as a designer, his incredible attention to detail and his personal inspirations that encompassed fashion, art, photography, and design.
 

 A&V - Alaia Galleria Borghese

A&V - Alaia Galleria Borghese

 
'My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can’t go out of fashion.' Azzedine Alaïa.

 

A very close friend and Vogue contributing editor, Naomi Campbell discusses her personal relationship with the late designer Azzedine Alaia with Tim Blanks, below:

 

Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier
10 May 2018 – 07 October 2018

the Design Museum, London