Con­structed Cou­ture

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The time­less, care­fully crafted cre­ations of the late fash­ion de­signer Azze­dine Alaïa are be­ing show­cased in the Marais venue where he lived and worked and which now houses the As­so­ci­a­tion Azze­dine Alaïa. The show, en­ti­tled Azze­dine Alaïa, I Am a Cou­turier, brings to­gether some 41 ma­jor works by the de­signer se­lected by Olivier Sail­lard, the art his­to­rian and for­mer di­rec­tor of the Palais Gal­liera, the city’s fash­ion mu­seum. “Azze­dine Alaïa chose to place his pro­fes­sion within the great tra­di­tion of the ar­chi­tect cou­turi­ers of the 20th cen­tury who mas­tered ev­ery step in the con­cep­tion and fash­ion­ing of a piece of cloth­ing from the pat­tern to the as­sem­bly. He is the ul­ti­mate heir to Madeleine Vion­net, Cristóbal Ba­len­ci­aga and Charles James,” ex­plains Olivier Sail­lard. Show­ing through to June 10th 18 rue de la Verrerie (4th), 01 42 74 49 66

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