The Galleria Borghese museum in Rome is a haven for tourists, art historians and those who have a special interest in the classical world, but from now until October it is also of interest to followers of the world of fashion as Azzedine Alaïa unveils his new exhibition – Couture/Sculpture: Azzedine Alaïa in the History of Fashion

Among the world renowned artistic and sculptural treasures on display in the museum, are 65 show-stopping designs by Alaïa, respectfully but not apologetically blending into the honourable surroundings. A bandage dress, accompanies the exhibits of the Egyptian room, referencing the tradition of mummification, and Grecian designs flank statues from Greek antiquity.

It is a triumphant and resplendent exhibition, and the honour of being permitted to display his artistic designs in such an illustrious venue is not lost on the designer: “This is a special museum and not an exhibition space,” said Alaïa. Take a look inside the exhibition via our gallery below…

The Azzedine Alaïa ‘Couture/Sculpture’ exhibit opens in Rome

The Azzedine Alaïa ‘Couture/Sculpture’ exhibit opens in Rome

The Azzedine Alaïa ‘Couture/Sculpture’ exhibit opens in Rome

The Azzedine Alaïa ‘Couture/Sculpture’ exhibit opens in Rome

The Azzedine Alaïa ‘Couture/Sculpture’ exhibit opens in Rome