Palais Galliera Musée de la Mode present the first retrospective of French couturier Azzedine Alaïa
Tunisian-born Paris based Azzedine is a man known for his master craftsmanship and ability to produce brilliant curve cuffing garments. Having opened his atelier in Paris in the seventies, Alaïa now tangibly defines international and Parisian chic. The illustrious Palais Galliera Musée de la Mode is now honoring the Paris fixture by featuring Alaïa in their grand reopening exhibition. A selection of seventy renowned pieces display a one-of-a-kind creative career. Alaïa’s dresses are positioned alongside classic Matisse compositions (La Danse ou Lutte des Nymphes, 1931 and La Danse inachevée, 1931-1933) and Daniel Buren’s Murs de peintures, 1995.
The juxtaposition of these artistic creations highlights their shared aesthetic affinities. In addition to this exceptional exhibition, publishing house Éditions Paris Musées has created a special print featuring photographs and illustrations from creatives such as Gilles Bensimon, Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton and Bruce Weber, along with many others. The Palais Gallieria hosted Andy Warhol’s first Paris exhibition and continues to deliver premier shows then and now. The exhibition runs now until 26 January 2014 and is gives fashion fans alike a firsthand and without equal look at the master work of Azzedine Alaïa, a true visionary and creative genius.