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

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

Sculptural fashion


Step inside ‘The Azzedine Alaïa 'Couture/Sculpture: Azzedine Alaïa in the History of Fashion' exhibition as it opens in Rome’s Galleria Borghese museum. See the meeting of Alaïa’s artistic sculptural fashion design and some of antiquity’s most celebrated sculptural masterpieces...

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

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