London’s Design Museum to hold Azzedine Alaïa exhibition

London’s Design Museum to hold Azzedine Alaïa exhibition

A tribute to the late designer

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Image: Fashion Tech Lab

A five month-long exhibition is set to give visitors to the London Design Museum an unprecedented insight into Azzedine Alaïa's life and iconic creations. This is one you certainly won't want to miss...

Last month, the fashion industry was hit hard following the announcement that Azzedine Alaïa had passed away from heart failure. Several industry personalities responded with heartfelt Instagram posts and there was a touching tribute at The Fashion Awards 2017. Now, London's newly opened Design Museum will host a tribute to the Tunisian-Parisian couturier. 

The new building at Holland Park will open a show dedicated to the late designer next year. Aptly titled Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier”, an assortment of fashionable footprints the designer has left worldwide will be presented alongside a selection of his iconic creations. 

Adored for his craftsmanship and expertise in sculpting dresses to fit and flatter the human frame, Alaïa's innovative cuts, tailoring techniques and use of fabrics will be celebrated throughout the exhibition. A sculpture crafted by Konstantin Grcic, Marc Newson and Kris Ruhs — a trio Alaïa previously worked with in 2015 — will also be unveiled. 

Earlier this year, Alaïa was spotted at Mira Duma x Stella McCartney's Fashion Tech Lab movement event during Paris Fashion week and even made a comeback during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week after a six-year break.

The "Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier" exhibition is scheduled to take place from May 10 to October 7, 2018, at London's Design Museum. In the meantime, discover all of the changes taking place during the next season of  New York Fashion Week.

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