The name Alaïa stands for glamour, sensuality, style, cut, self-confidence, comfort and, of course, sex appeal. His tight dresses embrace the bodies of the world’s most seductive and successful women.
Tunisian-born Azzedine Alaïa is one of the most important fashion designers of the last decades and he is one of the last major living couturiers. !!
This exhibition displays the most fantastic Alaïa fashion creations of the last ten years. , curated by Mark Wilson, focuses on Alaïa’s work in the 21st century. It is the sequel to the presentation of his designs from previous decades, also shown at the Groninger Museum in 1997-1998, and which subsequently travelled to the Brant Foundation, Guggenheim Soho in New York in 2000.
A monograph ‘Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century’ will be published by BAI and the Groninger Museum with an essay by Annie Cohen-Solal and introduction by Mark Wilson.
Azzedine Alaϊa in the 21st century
From 11 December 2011 to 6 May 2012, the Groninger Museum
Moe information on the activities can be found atwww.groningermuseum.nl