Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Conceived and co-curated with Monsieur Alaïa before his death in November 2017, the exhibition charts his incredible journey from sculptor to couturier, his nonconformist nature and his infectious energy for fashion, friendship and the female body.

Unlike many of his contemporaries, Alaïa personally constructed each garment by hand and refused to bow to the pressures of fashion week deadlines, instead working to his own schedule. His collaborative approach earned him an esteemed client list, including Greta Garbo, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama and Rihanna.

Rather than a retrospective, the show interlaces stories of his life and career alongside personally selected garments, ranging from the rare to the iconic and spanning the early 1980s to his most recent collection in 2017.

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Alaïa: Livre De Collection - The Secret Alchemy of a Fashion Show Alaïa: Livre De Collection - The Secret Alchemy of a Fashion Show

Alaïa: Livre De Collection - The Secret Alchemy of a Fashion Show

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The complete story of an Azzedine Alaïa fashion show from start to finish, including: all participants, the objects required, and every item of décor or inspiration which helped form Alaïa’s work A seismographic recording of all the emotions, colours, fabrics, and shapes that go into creating a fashion show The French call such a show a “collection,” hence the title Livre de Collection, which offers an inside view of an intensely creative universe A faithful mirror, this “Collector’s Book” reflects the intense and magnificent work of couturier Azzedine Alaïa
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The complete story of an Azzedine Alaïa fashion show from start to finish, including: all participants, the objects required, and every item of décor or inspiration which helped form Alaïa’s work A seismographic recording of all the emotions, colours, fabrics, and shapes that go into creating a fashion show The French call such a show a “collection,” hence the title Livre de Collection, which offers an inside view of an intensely creative universe A faithful mirror, this “Collector’s Book” reflects the intense and magnificent work of couturier Azzedine Alaïa Limited edition of only 50 copies in luxury red leather case
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Azzedine Alaïa Exhibition Poster

Azzedine Alaïa Exhibition Poster

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The official Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier exhibition poster, exclusive to the Design Museum Shop, features Elle MacPherson, wearing her Alaïa wedding dress, with the designer Shot in 1986 by Gilles Bensimon
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Azzedine Alaïa Keyring Azzedine Alaïa Keyring

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Black leather keyring with Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier in debossed silver text Silver tone metal ring Handmade in Scotland 100% leather
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Azzedine Alaïa Notebook Collection Azzedine Alaïa Notebook Collection

Azzedine Alaïa Notebook Collection

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Set of three A6 notebooks produced exclusively for the Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier exhibition Each notebook features a different iconic dress (white, red and black) designed by Azzedine Alaïa Images by Andrea & Valentina 2015 
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Azzedine Alaïa Tote Bag Azzedine Alaïa Tote Bag

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Exclusive to the Design Museum Shop, this tote bag features the text Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier in white on a black cotton canvas background Gusseted bottom for extra storage
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Alaïa Paris Logo T-Shirt Alaïa Paris Logo T-Shirt

Alaïa Paris Logo T-Shirt

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Official Alaïa Paris logo t-shirt Black logo on white shirt with black or red floral pattern on the inside
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Azzedine Alaïa Print - Panther Pattern Dress

Azzedine Alaïa Print - Panther Pattern Dress

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Exclusive to the Design Museum, a 40 x 50cm print of a short dress with panther pattern in anamorphose, Autumn/Winter 2010, from the personal archives of Monsieur Alaïa The physical dress was a Jacquard knit with wool and elastane Illustration by Aurore de la Morinerie Pairs perfectly with the Powder Puff Dress print
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Azzedine Alaïa Print - Powder Puff Dress

Azzedine Alaïa Print - Powder Puff Dress

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Exclusive to the Design Museum, a 40 x 50cm print of a long sheath dress known as “powder puff”, Spring/Summer 1994 The physical dress was make from fluffy stretch rayon strips From the personal archives of Monsieur Alaïa Illustration by Aurore de la Morinerie Pairs perfectly with the Panther Pattern Dress print
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Azzedine Alaïa postcard set Azzedine Alaïa postcard set

Azzedine Alaïa postcard set

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Produced for the Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier exhibition and exclusive to the Design Museum Shop, this postcard pack contains a selected edit of 9 black and white photographic postcards from photographers Peter Lindbergh, Prosper Assouline, Arthur Elgort and Paolo Roversi Postcard 1: Backstage image by Prosper Assouline at Azzedine Alaïa's 1992 Summer Collection show. © Prosper Assouline for Alaïa: Livre de Collection, Assouline Postcard 2: Tatjana Patitz and Linda Spierings wearing Azzedine Alaïa A/W 88/89 by Peter Lindbergh, Le Touquet series, 1987. © Peter Lindbergh Postcard 3: Lindsey Wixson wearing Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, 2013. © Peter Lindbergh Postcard 4: Hotel du Nord Series: Marie Sophie Wilson Carr around Hotel du Nord, Paris, by Peter Lindbergh, 1988. © Peter Lindbergh Postcard 5: Tatjana Patitz by Peter Lindbergh wearing Azzedine Alaïa A/W 88/89, Le Touquet series, 1987. © Peter Lindbergh Postcard 6: Saskia de Brauw, for Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, 2013. © Paolo Roversi Postcard 7: Saskia de Brauw for Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, 2013. © Paolo Roversi Postcard 8: Naomi Campbell and Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, 1986. © Arthur Elgort Postcard 9: Stephanie Seymour wearing Alaïa by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, June 1987. © Arthur Elgort
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Azzedine Alaïa Mini Print - Backstage

Azzedine Alaïa Mini Print - Backstage

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Exclusive to the Design Museum, a mini print featuring a backstage image of a model by Prosper Assouline at Azzedine Alaïa's 1992 Summer Collection show Photo by Prosper Assouline for Alaïa: Livre de Collection, Assouline Enhanced when displayed along with the Smile mini print
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Azzedine Alaïa Mini Print - Smile

Azzedine Alaïa Mini Print - Smile

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A mini print featuring a backstage image of Azzedine Alaïa making final adjustments to one of his dresses on a model by Prosper Assouline at Azzedine Alaïa's 1992 Summer Collection show Exclusive to the Design Museum for the Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier exhibition Photo by Prosper Assouline for Alaïa: Livre de Collection, Assouline Pairs beautifully with the Backstage mini print
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Azzedine Alaïa limited edition portfolio - Alaïa bag Azzedine Alaïa limited edition portfolio - Alaïa bag

Azzedine Alaïa limited edition portfolio - Alaïa bag

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Azzedine Alaïa limited edition portfolio featuring an Alaïa logo bag hanging from a vintage window or door handle Taken backstage by Prosper Assouline at Azzedine Alaïa's 1992 Summer Collection show Numbered edition of 100 Exclusive to the Design Museum Image by Prosper Assouline for Alaïa: Livre de Collection, Assouline Alaïa®
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Azzedine Alaïa limited edition portfolio - Evgenia Evgrashina Azzedine Alaïa limited edition portfolio - Evgenia Evgrashina

Azzedine Alaïa limited edition portfolio - Evgenia Evgrashina

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Azzedine Alaïa limited edition portfolio featuring Evgenia Evgrashina from Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet weraing Azzedine Alaïa Photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vanity Fair, 2006 Numbered edition of 100 Exclusive to the Design Museum
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Taking inspiration from the delicate craftsmanship of crystal cutting, the Crystal Bulb Pendant combines industrial influences with decorative qualities, transforming the everyday light bulb into a beautiful ornamental light fitting Comes complete with a Clear Crystal Bulb, gold fabric cable and ceiling rose The Lee Broom Crest and logo are subtly etched on to the gold plated fitting Complements the Crystal Bulb Table Lamp
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The Clear Crystal Bulb Table Lamp, from the imagination by UK designer Lee Broom, is a perfect accompaniment for a desk, table or shelf Comes complete with a Clear Crystal Bulb, a UK, EU or US electrical plug and an inline switch on the gold fabric cable The Lee Broom Crest and logo are subtly etched on to the gold plated base Also available in a pendant
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As well as a functional drinking vessel, this little cup can also double as a tea light holder. Handmade in Edinburgh. Myer Halliday's work is slip-cast using parian clay, a form of porcelain valued for its marble-like qualities. Once fired, pieces are individually decorated by drawing on the surface with either enamels, ceramic inks or ceramic decals, ensuring each piece is unique.  Please note each cup is individually handmade so there may be variations from the item pictured.  
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Ceramic candle with a beautiful semi-translucent glow inside a marble, jet or concrete patterned ceramic holder Available in three calming scents: peony, linen and fig Try the triple wick candle for longer lasting illumination
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An extra long life three wick candle enclosed in a marble finished ceramic vessel Available in three scents: peony, fig and linen Signed by the designer Myer Halliday on the base Also available in smaller, single wick candles
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The On The Rock collection combines delicate lead crystal with solid Carrara marble to form a glassware set for the modern table Elegant crystal vessels are fused to the marble bases creating a champagne coupe, wine glass and martini glass of contrasting but complimentary materials
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Angelina has selected the best cocoa for its 71.5% cocoa dark chocolate tablet Discover the strong and well-balanced taste of this gourmet bar
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A sumptuously decorated box of decadent mini praline rochers The marvellous sweetness and unctuosity of milk chocolate compliments the crunchiness of hazelnuts and almonds
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A cosy, 100% wool throw with black geometric lines that overlap and merge to form a luxurious pattern Tasseled fringe
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A child sized beret in navy  This 100% wool beret is a classic staple, equal measures warm and versatile Fits 50cm to 54cm diameter head Also available in navy in adult size Please note: children's heads vary in size as much as adults. It is highly recommended you measure the child's head to get a centimetre measurement prior to ordering

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The bulb pin lets a tag hang tidily from a safety pin and is sublimely simple Like safety pins but with a wide bowl at the bottom for tags etc.
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100 glass headed pins in a multitude of colours to suit every mood Super sharp, the brightly coloured heads make them easy to spot in fabric
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Betweens are very short fine needles traditionally used by tailors for hand stitching hems More widely used in quilting nowadays but still the best needle choice for easy handling when sewing hems A mixture of 12 slightly different sizes encased in a Merchant & Mills glass vial with rubber stopper
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A traditional black & white tailor's tape measure in metric and imperial with metal tips Made in Germany
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British stamped traditional tailor’s chalk in white Nice sharp edges and corners for marking cloth with accuracy
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Robust and extremely sharp these wide bow scissors are compact and precise Matt black finish
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Individually hand printed greetings card featuring an original typography design with a specially cut edge inspired by vintage stamps Printed onto a luxury cream card amd accompanied by a striking navy and gold foiled envelope Made in England All cards are blank inside for your own message
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Individually hand printed greetings card featuring an original typography design with a specially cut edge inspired by vintage stamps Printed onto a luxury cream card amd accompanied by a striking navy and gold foiled envelope Made in England All cards are blank inside for your own message
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From fashion and grooming tips to wardrobe essentials, Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet reveal - with humour and fashion-insider savoir faire - the secrets of truly stylish men Rich, deep blue cover with gold foiled text
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The Carnet Parisien is the a stylish place to record all your notes, ideas and inspirations A chic companion for work and everyday life HC leatherette with cloth spine, two ribbon page markers, tinted page edges, accordion pocket, and presented in a tuxedo style box
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Azzedine Alaïa: Couture / Sculpture Azzedine Alaïa: Couture / Sculpture

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In 2015, “Azzedine Alaïa Couture/Sculpture” was exhibited at Rome’s Galleria Borghese, framing his work amid masterpieces by great Renaissance masters such as Bernini, Titian, and Caravaggio, among others This title showcases breath taking images from the show, which demonstrated how Alaïa's creations more than held their own beside these greatest artists 65 of his designs were on display at the exhibition, including his famous body-con dresses
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A catalogue of the exhibition at Galleria Borghese in Rrome during summer 2015 Published by association Azzedine Alaïa and Carla Sozzani Editore Photographs by Italian photographers Andrea&Valentina The clothes on show at Galleria Borghese are placed on pedestals like sculptures among the existing sculptures of Bernini and Canova and next to the paintings by Caravaggio and Raffaello Includes essays by Anna Coliva, director of Ggalleria Borghese, Jean Louis Froment, founder of Capc Museum in Bordeaux, Fabrice Hergott, director of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Olivier Saillard, director of Palais Galliera in Paris and Mark Wilson, curator of the exhibition at Galleria Borghese and chief curator of the Groninger Museum Limited edition of 5000 numbered copies
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How To Be Parisian: Wherever You Are

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How To Be Parisian deconstructs the French woman's views on culture, fashion and attitude Bohemian free-thinkers and iconoclasts, Anne Berest, Caroline De Maigret, Audrey Diwan and Sophie Mas cut through the myths in this witty guide to Parisienne savoir faire Full of wit and self-deprecating humour, How To Be Parisian explains those confusing subjects of clothes, makeup, men, culture and lifestyle as only a true Parisienne can
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In this sumptuous full-colour compendium, award-winning designer Monica Botkier celebrates seventy of the most coveted bags of the past seventy-five years, from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and other international couture houses, as well as top bag designers such as Anya Hindmarch and Nancy Gonzalez Award-winning handbag designer Monica Botkier pays homage to these gorgeous objects of desire and the top couture houses and artists that have designed and produced them from the end of World War II to today This eye-catching anthology tells the story of seventy bags in 200 stunning photographs and vintage and contemporary advertisements and illustrations, as well as quotes, anecdotes, and interviews with designers, stylists, and editors An exploration of how "It Bags" have influenced fashion, culture, and feminine identity, Handbags: A Love Story touches on a wide-range of subjects, such as how a bag is constructed and handbags on the silver screen
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Movies could be argued to be the ultimate inspiration for fashion In Dressing for the Dark: From the Silver Screen to the Red Carpet, celebrity stylist Kate Young draws inspiration from iconic fashion moments in film to choose the most influential and successful eveningwear moments of all-time In her first-ever book, Young offers invaluable insight as to why these key looks were so definitive and are worth revisiting today for that special night out Spanning classic moments such as Elizabeth Taylor in a white silk chiffon dress in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Julia Roberts in that iconic red gown in Pretty Woman, to Keira Knightley in the unforgettable emerald silk gown worn in Atonement, Young reminds of us about dresses we never want to forget Complete with a directory of go-tos and must-haves for any evening affair, this book is an accessory no woman will want to dress for the dark without
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From Azzedine Alaïa and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent, celebrate a century’s worth of fashion greats. This accessibly priced and updated edition features photographs of approximately 500 garments selected from the permanent collection of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, distilling the unique philosophy and aesthetics of each featured designer This updated collection features photographs of approximately 500 garments selected from the Museum’s permanent collection. From an exquisitely embroidered velvet evening gown to Mondrian-style minimalist chic, each chosen piece is selected not only for its beauty but for its representative value, distilling the unique philosophy and aesthetics of each of the featured designers Texts by the museum’s curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the garments featured. In her introductory essay, director and chief curator Valerie Steele writes about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon
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Discover four decades of unique fashion storytelling from German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh This stunning photographic collection includes more than 400 Lindbergh pictures, many previously unpublished, and showcases his seductive, cinematic aesthetics and the new narrative vision he brought to art and fashion The images are accompanied by personal tributes from Jean Paul Gaultier, Cindy Crawford, Anna Wintour, and other catwalk front-row royalty The book celebrates Lindbergh’s unique and game-changing storytelling and the new romantic and narrative vision it brought to art and fashion Whether in striking single portraits or dramatic situations of figure and setting, the book traces the photographer’s cinematic inflections and his provocative play with female archetypes as subjects adopt the guise of dancers, actresses, heroines, and femmes fatales Lindbergh’s trademark monochrome pictures Lindbergh’s by emphasising spirit and personality as much as looks, celebrating the elegance and sensuality of older women, and privileging natural and authentic beauty in an era of pervasive retouching
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Author Chloe Fox celebrates the best LBDs (Little Black Dresses) in Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress From the bold, dramatic designs of Zandra Rhodes to the eye-catching LBDs by Vivienne Westwood, and the pared-down simplicity of Calvin Klein's shift dresses to an asymmetric shoulder evening gown by Versace, the volume celebrates the very best of the LBD Explores the key pieces in a stylish woman's wardrobe and features photographs from Vogue's peerless archive of more than a million pictures
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An international survey of 100 of the most significant and groundbreaking contemporary fashion and accessory designers The 100 fashion designers are arranged in alphabetical order, with each featured on their own two double-page spreads Combining photographs, sketches, drawings and computer renderings, Pattern explains the processes behind seasonal collections, as well as showcasing final pieces from the realms of menswear, womenswear, shoes, hats and accessories Concise, descriptive texts by curators explain the designers' work and the characteristics that make their fashion groundbreaking Compiled by Imran Amed, Tavi Gevinson, Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom, Tim Lim, Preen, Yasmin Sewell, SHOWstudio, Keegan Singh, Heather Sproat, A.F. Vandevorst

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