The Azze­dine Alaia Ex­hi­bi­tion

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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.

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