The Azzedine Alaia Exhibition
Before he passed away late last year, the FrenchTunisian designer worked with the Design Museum in London to showcase his career and creative processes. The exhibition will run from May 10 to July 10, and display more than 60 examples of Alaia’s works from the past 35 years, exactly the way he intended them to be seen. The couturier’s life, in brief: • He studied sculpture at Tunisia’s Ecole des Beaux Arts. It became the foundation for his skill of sculpting the female figure with his form-fitting creations. • He moved to Paris in 1957 and worked for Christian Dior, Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler for two decades. • In the late ’70s, he opened his own atelier in his Rue de Bellechasse apartment. • He launched collections at his own pace, not during fashion week. They were still anticipated and coveted because of the quality of his dresses.