The Alaïa before Alaïa

The Alaïa before Alaïa

The Alaïa before Alaïa (Alaïa avant Alaïa) exhibition shines a spotlight on the great couturier Azzedine Alaïa and retraces his career as a fashion designer from his arrival in Paris in the 1950s to the presentation of his first collection in 1982.

The exhibition features photographs, archival documents and iconic creations such as the prototype of Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian dress, the coat Alaïa designed for the actress Greta Garbo, the dresses with zippers he created for the French actress Arletty, and hand-painted Alaïa labels. A series of talks rounds off the programme of the exhibition.

On until 23 October 2022 at the Fondation Azzedine Alaïa.