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.

Alaïa Studded Sunglasses Alaïa Studded Sunglasses

Alaïa Studded Sunglasses

£560.00

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Crafted in Italy from shiny black acetate, Alaïa's AA0001S rounded square sunglasses are embellished with silvertone metal micro-studs arranged in an arabesque motif, a signature design of the French designer. 100% UV protection Includes designer stamped hard protective case, twill pouch, and cleaning cloth
Azzedine Alaïa Keyring 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
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 
Alaïa Paris Logo T-Shirt Alaïa Paris Logo T-Shirt

Alaïa Paris Logo T-Shirt

£190.00

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Official Alaïa Paris logo t-shirt Black logo on white shirt with black or red floral pattern on the inside Size guide:Small = 8 (UK) // 36 (EU)Medium = 10 (UK) // 38 (EU)Large = 12 (UK) // 40 (EU)XL = 16 (UK) // 44 (EU)
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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Azzedine Alaïa Notebook Azzedine Alaïa Notebook

Azzedine Alaïa Notebook

£5.00 £6.00

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Exclusive to the Design Museum shop for Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier Record ideas and thoughts on the move with this beautiful black notebook finish with a Azzedine Alaïa logo at the front and a Design Museum at the back A5 with ruled paper
Crystal Bulb Pendant Crystal Bulb Pendant

Crystal Bulb Pendant

£240.00

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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
Crystal Bulb Table Lamp Crystal Bulb Table Lamp

Crystal Bulb Table Lamp

£295.00

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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
Tea Light Holder Tea Light Holder

Tea Light Holder

£18.00

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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.  
Candle in ceramic holder Candle in ceramic holder

Candle in ceramic holder

£30.00

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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
On The Rock vessels On The Rock vessels

On The Rock vessels

£100.00

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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
Vodka Sauvelle Vodka Sauvelle

Vodka Sauvelle

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A smooth and luxurious craft vodka, named in honour of its origins in the heart of the Cognac countryside and the people for whom it was created A delicately rich, elegant taste owed to a unique distillation process Signature notes of vanilla, caramel and cherry blossom 41% ABV Blended in France  You must be over 18 to purchase this product
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Mini Praline Rochers by Angelina Mini Praline Rochers by Angelina

Mini Praline Rochers by Angelina

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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
Kids Beret Kids Beret

Kids Beret

£15.00

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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

Kids Beret

£15.00
Coppered Bulb Pins Coppered Bulb Pins

Coppered Bulb Pins

£7.00

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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.
Glass Headed Pins Glass Headed Pins

Glass Headed Pins

£6.00

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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
Betweens Needles Betweens Needles

Betweens Needles

£5.00

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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
Tailor's Chalk Tailor's Chalk

Tailor's Chalk

£3.00

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British stamped traditional tailor’s chalk in white Nice sharp edges and corners for marking cloth with accuracy
Bonjour Greetings Card Bonjour Greetings Card

Bonjour Greetings Card

£3.50

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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
Fashion Designers A-Z

Fashion Designers A-Z

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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
Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography

Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography

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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
Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress

Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress

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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
Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators

Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators

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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
Vintage 10 Magazine - Autumn 2012 Vintage 10 Magazine - Autumn 2012

Vintage 10 Magazine - Autumn 2012

£100.00

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Vintage magazine featuring music legend Debbie Harry wearing Azzedine Alaïa
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Vintage 10 Magazine - Summer 2010 Vintage 10 Magazine - Summer 2010

Vintage 10 Magazine - Summer 2010

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage 10 magazine featuring Azzedine Alaïa 
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Vintage AnOther Magazine - Autumn/Winter 2016 Vintage AnOther Magazine - Autumn/Winter 2016

Vintage AnOther Magazine - Autumn/Winter 2016

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage AnOther magazine featuring Azzedine Alaïa and a model wearing the Alaïa shirt sold in the Design Musuem Shop.
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Vintage BAZAAR Magazine - Jan 1995 Vintage BAZAAR Magazine - Jan 1995

Vintage BAZAAR Magazine - Jan 1995

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage Bazaar magazine featuring black and white photographs by Peter Lindbergh of models wearing Azzedine Alaïa
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Vintage BAZAAR Magazine - May 2010 Vintage BAZAAR Magazine - May 2010

Vintage BAZAAR Magazine - May 2010

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage Bazaar magazine featuring an article about Azzedine Alaïa
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Vintage ID Magazine - Sep 1984 Vintage ID Magazine - Sep 1984

Vintage ID Magazine - Sep 1984

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage i-D magazine with a model wearing Azzedine Alaïa 
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Vintage MARIE CLAIRE Italia Magazine - Oct 2015 Vintage MARIE CLAIRE Italia Magazine - Oct 2015

Vintage MARIE CLAIRE Italia Magazine - Oct 2015

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage marie claire ITALIA magazine featuring an artcile about Azzedine Alaïa
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Vintage THE FACE Magazine - Nov 1984 Vintage THE FACE Magazine - Nov 1984

Vintage THE FACE Magazine - Nov 1984

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage THE FACE magazine featuring Azzedine Alaïa garments
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Vintage INTERVIEW Magazine - Jun 1988 Vintage INTERVIEW Magazine - Jun 1988

Vintage INTERVIEW Magazine - Jun 1988

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage Interview magazine with a feature titled Alaïa Soho, which includes models wearing Azzedine Alaïa garments 
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Dec 1990 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Dec 1990

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Dec 1990

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine featuring Azzedine Alaïa garments
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Nov 1991 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Nov 1991

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Nov 1991

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine featuring models wearing Azzedine Alaïa body con and leapard print collection
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jul 1983 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jul 1983

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jul 1983

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine with an article about Azzedine Alaïa and his garments
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Vintage THE FACE Magazine - Oct 1989 Vintage THE FACE Magazine - Oct 1989

Vintage THE FACE Magazine - Oct 1989

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage THE FACE magazine with an article about super herp fashion designers, including Azzedine Alaïa
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Vintage VOGUE Paris Magazine - Sep 2005 Vintage VOGUE Paris Magazine - Sep 2005

Vintage VOGUE Paris Magazine - Sep 2005

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE Paris magazine featuring Azzedine Alaïa collection 
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jan 1991 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jan 1991

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jan 1991

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine featuring a piece about Azzedine Alaïa
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - May 1983 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - May 1983

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - May 1983

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine featuring an article about Azzedine Alaïa designs
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - May 1991 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - May 1991

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - May 1991

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine featuring an article about Azzedine Alaïa designs
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Oct 2011 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Oct 2011

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Oct 2011

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine featuring an article about Azzedine Alaïa designs
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Sep 2009 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Sep 2009

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Sep 2009

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine featuring an article about Azzedine Alaïa
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Vintage BAZAAR Magazine - Aug 2015 Vintage BAZAAR Magazine - Aug 2015

Vintage BAZAAR Magazine - Aug 2015

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage Bazaar magazine featuring black and white photographs of models in Azzedine Alaïa designs.
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Apr 1984 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Apr 1984

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Apr 1984

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine with an article about Azzedine Alaïa and his garments
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jul 1986 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jul 1986

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jul 1986

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine featuring Azzedine Alaïa designs
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Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jun 1986 Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jun 1986

Vintage VOGUE Magazine - Jun 1986

£75.00 £100.00

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Vintage VOGUE magazine featuring Azzedine Alaïa designs

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