On the 11th of December 2011, the Groninger Museum, in the Netherlands, opened an exhibition entitled Alaïa. Azzedine Ala?a in the 21st century. This exhibition displays the most fantastic Alaïa fashion creations of the last ten years. Each room in the exhibition will focus on a different material that Azzedine Alaïa has consistently used over the past decade: velvet, fur, wool, leather, cotton, animal skins, chiffon and knitwear.
Azzedine Alaia is one of the last major living couturiers. The exhibition focuses on Alaia’s work in the 21st Century. It is the sequel to the presentation of his designs from previous decades, also shown at the Groninger Museum in 1997-1998, and which subsequently travelled to the Brant Foundation, Guggenheim Soho in New York in 2000. Tunisian-born Azzedine Alaïa is one of the most important fashion designers of the last decades. The name Alaïa stands for glamour, sensuality, style, cut, self-confidence, comfort and, of course, sex appeal. His tight dresses embrace the bodies of the world’s most seductive and successful women.
Groningen, 10 December 2011 – 6 May 2012
Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st century
Curated by Mark Wilson
Museumeiland 1, P.O. Box 90, 9700 ME Groningen
The Netherlands. Telephone: +31 (0)50 3666555 www.groningermuseum.nl