Fondation Azzedine Alaïa: Azzedine Alaïa & Peter Lindbergh
by Modem – Posted May 24 2021
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A new exhibition in Paris to celebrate the working relationship between Peter Lindbergh and Azzedine Alaïa, who made history in photography and in fashion.

Under the direction of Benjamin Lindbergh and Olivier Saillard, organized by the Foundation Azzedine Alaïa, the exhibition highlights love of black that the fashion designer of Tunisian origin and the German photographer cultivated alike, be it in silver print or in solid color garments.
Lindbergh ceaselessly turns to black and white to signify his search for authenticity in the faces he brings to light and Alaïa draws on the monochrome of timeless clothes, veritable sculptures for the body.

The exhibition Azzedine Alaïa & Peter Lindbergh will focus on photographs and pictures attesting to friendship between the two, who wrote some of the greatest chapters of the history of Parisian and French fashion. Both have been the great passionate artisans of their faces and lovers of female beauty, sensuality and the simplicity of silhouettes.

In May there was another initiative dedicated to two icons. The publishing house Taschen released a 240-page book that explores their collaboration, telling the story of their work together and featuring supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Yasmin Le Bon, Nadja Auermann and Linda Evangelista.

Azzedine Alaïa & Peter Lindbergh
May 20 - November 14, 2021
Fondation Azzedine Alaïa
18 Rue de la Verrerie, Paris, France

Photo: Azzedine Alaïa & Linda Spierings, Le Touquet, 1986 @ Peter Lindbergh. Courtesy Peter Lindbergh Foundation, Paris.

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