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The fashion world wept last year when talented designer Azzedine Alaïa died suddenly and unexpectedly. This year we can admire 35 years of his deluxe haute couture work in the London Museum of Design.

An exhibition in London will reveal 35 years of the work of the late designer Azzedine Alaïa

Martina Šmalclová
10.May 2018
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Azzedine Alaïa

The exhibition is titled “The Couturier” and maps the designer’s journey.

The designer himself was involved in preparation of the exhibition before his death. This is his first British solo exhibition and you will be able to view it from 10 May to 7 October. The deluxe exhibition celebrates the nonconformist creative power of this talented designer and maps his journey from sculpting to haute couture. It reveals the story of his life and presents selected models, which were created from the beginning of the nineteen eighties to his last collection for FW 2017.

“My passion is making women beautiful. When you create with this in mind, things can never go out of fashion.”

And the designer did as he said. He created deluxe models, which he strove to use to emphasise the personality of the women wearing them and he clothed stars such as Michele Obama, Greta Garbo, Karolína Kurková, Victoria Beckham or Lady Gaga. And it was Lady Gaga who expressed her great appreciation of this designer.

“There was no one who did what he did. No one knew the female body like he did. He should be celebrated as one of the greatest fashion designers the world has seen.” Lady Gaga

Luxusní vila na prodej - Klánovice - 465m
Luxusní vila na prodej - Klánovice - 465m, Praha 9

He never submitted to trends, he paid attention to details and this is evident in his models

This Tunisian designer was distinguished by the fact that he never, under any circumstances, submitted to fashion trends, but remained loyal to his unique style. He paid attention to details and this is why his deluxe models were sought after and appreciated.

What did his colleague Jean-Paul Gaultier say about him?

Azzedine Alaïa was a figure held in high regard not only by his clients. His colleague Jean-Paul Gaultier for instance also recognized his abilities. What was the designer of deluxe haute couture models like in his opinion?

 “A great master! He was able to brilliantly combine technique, sewing know-how, tradition and modernity.”

And we simply have to agree! You can see his last haute couture collection for FW 2017 HERE.

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