The Palais Galliera and The Musée d’Art moderne are honouring Azzedine Alaïa with an exhibition of seventy iconic models showing Alaïa’s unique creative career from Sept 28th until Jan 26th
Azzedine Alaïa is a Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer, particularly successful since the 1980s. His influence on today’s fashion is fundamental.
In 1957 he moved to Paris and started to work at Christian Dior as a tailleur. Soon he worked for different designers until he opened his first atelier in his little apartment the late 1970s. Alaïa was voted Best Designer of the Year and Best collection of the Year at the Oscars by the French Ministry of Culture in 1984, in a memorable event where Jamaican singer Grace Jones carried him in her arms on stage. There are more faithful admirers including: Tina Turner, Raquel Welch, Maonna, Janet Jackson, Brigitte Nielsen, Naomi, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Michel Obama etc.
Alaïa believes that doesn’t vanish with the season but live forever. When you’re looking at those haute couture dresses that are made in 80’s or 90’s, they are still so stylish and modern-cut. Alaïa doesn’t advertise himself nor his creation, but still he remains as the king of the fashion.