Azzedine Alaïa exhibit "Je suis couturier"

 

A new exhibition in homage of Azzedine Alaïa the "King of Cling" opened Monday January 22nd 2018 in his studios in Paris. 

The Tunisian-born designer, renowned for the way his clothes hugged the body, died suddenly in November aged 82, reportedly of heart failure after falling down the stairs at his home. 

The exhibit features most of the iconic dresses signed by Azzedine Alaïa throughout his career. All of the pieces are moulages on top of a perfect silhouette, from knitting bandages to second tulle skins lighter than an intimate piece, including iconic costumes such as the leather minis used by Tina Turner and the long jersey with hoodie that turned into the Grace Jones.

The exhibit "Je suis couturier" runs through June.

Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
 The Alaïa draped dress here in White was famously worn in vivid Pink by Grace Jones in 1985. Fashion historian Olivier Saillard curated a previous Alaïa exhibition at the Palais galleria. He wanted this one to look like a string of pearls.

The Alaïa draped dress here in White was famously worn in vivid Pink by Grace Jones in 1985. Fashion historian Olivier Saillard curated a previous Alaïa exhibition at the Palais galleria. He wanted this one to look like a string of pearls.

Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa
Azzedine Alaïa