Azzedine Alaïa retrospective exhibition opens in Paris at Galliera Museum

Closed for extensive renovation works, the Galliera Museum in Paris re-opens September 28 with the first Parisian retrospective exhibition of couturier Azzedine Alaia. Under the supervision of the commissioner of the museum Olivier Saillard and the mise-en-scene of Martin Szekely, the exhibition will feature 70 iconic pieces of the designer, from his first collection in 1979 to more recent collections. Born in Tunis, Alaia moved to Paris in 1950 and started his first collection encouraged by his friend Thierry Mugler.

The debut of the exhibition will be followed in October by the opening of the new headquarters of the Maison Azzedine Alaia at  5 rue de Marignan, an impressive 3 story building, within steps form Dior’s headquarters on Avenue Montaigne. The Maison Azzedine Alaia, owned since 3 years ago by luxury giant Richemont Group, will welcome clients at the new Couture House by appointment, part of the building being dedicated to the Alaia Foundation.

Video of the Alaia exhibition at Guggenheim Museum in 2012 ‘Alaia in the 21st century’