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until Monday October 24 2022

Fondation Azzedine Alaïa
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18 rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris

Alaïa Avant Alaïa
La Genèse d'un style

"At the time I was not showing collections, I made couture for clients. He didn’t ask me many questions. He understood and analyzed." Azzedine Alaïa

“Alaïa Avant Alaïa” is an unprecedented and original exhibition, conceived and produced by the Foundation wanted by the designer some years before his death. Through archive documents, photographs and drawings, the exhibition analyses the formative years between the 1950s, just before the budding couturier would leave Tunis and move to Paris, to the early 1980s and the emergence of the Alaïa phenomenon. A rigorous selection of pieces from the beginning of his career, a selection of designs that revealed to the public something far beyond a singular style, a founding body of work dating from the late 1970s dialogues with timeless clothes, truly an intimate map of his eternal sources of inspiration.

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Image: Looks from AW 1986-87 (Stéphane Aït Ouarab)

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