• An Azzedine Alaïa Exhibition Is Opening In London Next Spring

    One year ago - By Refinery29

    Last month, the fashion world was rocked when news broke of the passing of legendary designer Azzedine Alaïa. Tributes poured out from editors, designers, and supermodels alike, and at the Fashion Awards last week, Naomi Campbell, who referred to Alaïa as "Papa," took to the stage alongside a group of other models, to honor the late, great icon. In a touching speech, she spoke of his impact on both the industry and her personally: "He was the most generous, kind, compassionate, and humble man I have ever known, with a mischievous sense of humor in the glint of his eye, and he filled my...
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  • Azzedine Alaïa London Retrospective Announced for 2018

    Azzedine Alaïa London Retrospective Announced for 2018

    One year ago - By Hypebeast

    Having sadly passed away back in November at the age of 77, legendary Christian Dior -trained designer Azzedine Alaïa is now set to get his own retrospective exhibition with the 60 pieces due to show selected by Alaïa himself before his death.
    Titled Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier , the exhibition - which is set to open in May 2018 at London Design Museum - will highlight the designer's contribution to fashion, serving as an explanation of how he earned the title "King of Cling," having pioneered the introduction of leggings, bodysuits and body-enhancing dresses into mainstream...
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  • London's Design Museum To Stage Azzedine Alaïa Retrospective

    London's Design Museum To Stage Azzedine Alaïa Retrospective

    One year ago - By 10 magazine

    Word has reached us this morning that, as of next May, London's Design Museum will be celebrating the life of Azzedine Alaïa with a special retrospective. A salute to the master designer, who sadly passed away last month, the exhibition will gather together pieces from his era-defining collection, alongside commissioned artworks and sculptures by the artists he surrounded himself with - Konstantin Grcic, Marc Newson and Kris Ruhs. The exhibition will link sculpture and fashion - after all, Monsieur Alaïa was far more than a designer, he was a sculptor with cloth, whose innovative...
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