When the Tunisian-born couturier Azzedine Alaïa handed away in Paris on November 18, tributes started pouring in from the style world, as his associates and followers celebrated his work and sought to protect his legacy. Now, London’s Design Museum has introduced that it’ll honour the legendary designer with a retrospective entitled Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier, attributable to open in Could 2018.
The retrospective will characteristic over 60 examples of Alaïa’s work from the previous 35 years, handpicked by the designer himself, who had been working carefully with the museum to co-curate the exhibition on the time of his dying. As soon as dubbed “the king of cling”, Alaïa was famend for his mastery of tailoring and created progressive clothes that had the fluidity of sculpture. Fittingly, his designs will sit alongside specially-commissioned architectural items created by artists and designers he admired, together with Tatiana Trouvé, Kris Ruhs, Konstantin Grcic and Marc Newson. The exhibition may even present a uncommon perception into the grasp couturier’s artistic course of, and current his work as he himself meant it to be seen.
This public tribute adopted a celebration of his life and legacy ultimately week’s Style Awards, the place Vogue contributing editor Naomi Campbell spoke about her long-time pal alongside fashions Stephanie Seymour and Veronica Webb. “Everybody on this room is aware of that Azzedine was capable of remodel a girl’s physique into one thing particular,” stated Campbell. “I’m proud to be honouring, alongside along with his daughters, an enormous of vogue and a real grasp of humanity.”
Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier opens at London’s Design Museum on Could 10 2018.